sevens/glass island reel

Sevens/Glass Island Reel:

(two flutes, piano accordion, Garageband loops)

Sevens. I learned this Liz Carroll original from her 2000 album Lost In the Loop.  At first glance this tune does not seem flute friendly because too much of the drone melody sits on the lowest fiddle string (out of flute range).  But I found most of the low drones were still convincing when brought up an octave.

Glass Island. Ethan Hazzard-Watkins wrote this contemporary contra dance tune in 1997.  He’s writes that it was “never intended to be an Irish session tune.”  But someone else captured a session recording and started emailing it around.  I ran across that recording when local fiddler Joel Mesnikoff sent it to me in October this year.


Monday, February 28, 2011. Tags: , , , . flute, music, traditional music, Uncategorized. 1 comment.