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FLUTE ROUTES TO 2015 – A history of the flute in Ireland

13 August, 2015 8:00 am
13 August, 2015 5:00 pm
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann
Methodist Church
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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Sligo town, Ireland

Fintan V Sligo flute lecture 15 fleadh9Lecture at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Sligo town. Methodist Church, 2pm, Thursday 13th August. A pictorial examination the history of the flute in Ireland, its introduction by the military, its adoption by Irish political movements and its distinctive colour in Traditional music today. Part of doctoral research which is to be published in 2016, this multi-media lecture looks at recreational and [photo by Jacques Nutan]                                                        political performance on different forms of flutes over three centuries, seeing interrelationships among taste, playing skills, repertories, levels of enthusiasm, identity, historical era and geographical locality. The flute has been a key part of both Irish nationalism and Ulster loyalism, and today we see a major cultural transfer of skills from the political flute to the concert one, a revolution in traditional-music revival. Fuller details of the context of this talk are on the web document. The overall event information, venue and other details are on the web also.

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