I just notice on the notes for the Bothy Bands' old hag you have killed
me album 1976. Either Matt Molloy or Paddy Keenan ( memory fails me as it
was only 50 minutes ago!) is credited for the low whistle playing.
I imagine there will be earlier references to be found somewhere....
On Thu, 8 May 1997, David de la Barre wrote:
> >I am searching for information on the history or origins of low
> >I would also like to hear peoples opinions on this instrument's place
> >in Irish music. Does it not belong in a 'tradtional' setting? Would you
> >mind hearing one in a session? Is it just a lazy way to avoid leaning
> Origins??? Who can say. I heard one for the first time when Phil
> Cunningham used an Overton Low D on a Silly Wizard recording. That must
> have been in the mid to late eighties. Regarding it's place in Irish
As for playing session tunes - the problem isn't one of speed. Once you
got the fingers working in that strange stretched-out manner, the problem
is only one of stamina and hand cramps!
( Low D and Low F - and my 8key flute is getting played less and less )