Monday, 26 December 2016

German flageolet.....Merry Christmas 2017

My wife bought me this lovely looking German flageolet. It is marked Sonora and schultzmarke with an eagle

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Curly plays the piccolo.....

Why certainly..........I wonder if Curly could actually play. Was Larry not a classically trained violinist? 
Thanks to Jon C for the photo...........

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Jimmy's Hall: Irish piccolo on film.

Ken Loach's new drama about the church's influence in rural Ireland features some nice music scenes with Harry Bradley on flute and piccolo. Other interesting instruments in the music scenes  are a Globe melodeon and another nice old melodeon (maybe another Globe or later Walters ?) and a Stroh fiddle........I thought these were nice touches seeing these instruments in the 1920s and 30s era dance scenes.Here
Is a link to the full movie though I'd imagine it is on YouTube illegally. I'd hope folk will to skip to the music scene at 40-4 minutes in to hear the piccolo. I hope folk will then go find a legal way to watch.

I also like that Bishop Len Brennan is the parish priest.