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New tin whistle video - The Fair Wind

This is a cool three part reel in G that I was reminded of when I was in New York a few weeks ago, as it came up at a session there.  I used to play it pretty often but it sort of fell off my radar recently and I was glad to break it out again. Seemed like it would make a good tin whistle lesson, so I recorded it for YouTube. Have a look!

I first heard it from the band Dervish and learned it years ago but it also pops up in our home session in Nashville from time to time. I was glad to be reminded of it!

New flute video posted - Farewell to Erin

This is a tune that I play with The Celts as well at sessions as it's a very popular tune.  I learned it from the famous Irish band The Bothy Band (along with everyone else, probably!).  It's a 4-part reel in A minor and it's a great one to pick up because it's likely to pop up at sessions just about anywhere you go. Since it's so common, be sure and listen to other folks playing it (particularly the Bothys) as it's always good to hear what other people can do with the same melody.