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The Killasser Flute - Jerry O'Sullivan    CD & Booklet


The Killasser Flute - Jerry O'Sullivan CD & Booklet

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An Fheadóg Mhór Chill Lasrach - The Killasser Flute

The genesis of this project started with a gathering of family, neighbours, and friends for a house session at the the home of Mary Hanley in Dunmaynor, Killasser on August 20, 2017.  Killasser flutemaker Michael Cronnolly presented me with a fully keyed D flute as an unforeseen gift on that evening. His outstanding generosity and neighbourliness was further shown a few days later when Michael also presented me with the additional gift of an F flute. I made him the promise that I would make a recording with them, since this was the only way I could think of to acknowledge his extraordinary kindness.
The repertoire for this recording is as local as possible to the parish of Killasser. I planned that ten of the twenty three tracks would feature the music of the Killasser Flute and Drum Band using the Cronnolly F flute (the impetus for Michael becoming a flutemaker in the first place were the childhood memories of the Killasser Band, of which his father Billy was a member).  The remaining thirteen tracks would feature the Cronnolly D flute.


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