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Kevin L Rietmann virtuosity and traditional music (103* d) RE: virtuosity and traditional music 13 Mar 07


Captain Birdseye said:

"James galway was a folk musician before he became a classical musician,I recently heard him play Boys Of Bluehill ,on the whistle and he played in a typically Northern style,very articulated use of tongueing etc.,.very good in its own way."

The Waterford piper Jimmy O'Brien-Moran actually made a snide dig (in the pipers' association journal An Piobarie) at Galway's recorded performance of that very tune as an example of how not to play a hornpipe! But here you're touting it as just a regional/stylistic matter. Haven't heard the track so I'm not at liberty to judge. Other people find his playing hopelessly stiff so I've not bothered to cue him up myself although I like his LP of Debussy tunes.
By the way, it's SIR James Galway. Work on your genuflection! I was told he was in a fife and drum band as a youngster, also. Not trad music per se although perhaps he played that too, dunno.


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