Welcome to my blog!

I've enjoyed playing Irish traditional music for many years in Japan. I usually play the Irish flute. I sometimes play the anglo concertina.

Satomi (my wife) also plays Irish traditional music. She plays the concertina, whistle and bodhran. She plays much better than me!

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There are more than 500 recordings on my blog. I usually record Irish tunes alone though I'm not a good player.

I love playing set dances, so I recorded many set dances.

http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/set_dance/index.html

Satomi and I recorded some tunes together.

http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/duet/index.html

There are lots of recordings I did when I joined sessions.

http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/session_live/index.html

<Musical Instruments>

We've tried more than ten concertinas so far.

http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/instrumentconcertina/index.html

And I've tried about twenty flutes.

http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/instrumentflute/index.html

I like repairing concertinas, too.

http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/cat22923700/index.html

I built a Clover Kit in 2012.

http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/cat23579418/index.html

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I hope you enjoy my blog!

Tomoyuki

(Slides) Barrack Hill, Maggie in the Woods, Dan O'Keefe's - Session

I joined a session in Osaka, Japan last month. I love playing slides at sessions!

I played my Grinter flute.

(Jigs) A Thousand Farewells, Man in the Bog - Concertina

I learned this set from "The Long Trip Home" by Joshua Dukes.

I played a Morse concertina (Ceili) that I had bought recently. It's a good concertina though I haven't been accustomed to playing it.

Irish Flute: Vincenzo Di Mauro

I ordered a keyless flute in D from Vincenzo Di Mauro (VDM) in August, 2015. I received it in May, 2016. So, the waiting time was about 9 months.

It is made of Delrin and has a fully lined headjoint. It came here without a case.

I like its tone, especially high notes. And it's easy for me to hold though I have small hands.

I guess that G and A in the second octave are a little sharp for me.

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Anglo concertina: Morse

I had wanted to play a Morse concertina someday. I found this used C/G Morse (Ceili) on its maker's website (The Button Box) and bought it in 2016. It was made in 2008.

Layout : Jeffries layout
Reedpan : Parallel reedpan
Bellows : 6 fold bellows
Ends : Flat wood ends
Keys : 30 plastic (Delrin) keys

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It has good accordion reeds. It's very responsive, but I think it's not as responsive as my Edgley that I had before.

It's easy for me to play because it's very light and its buttons are comfortable.

(O'Carolan & Reel) Fanny Power, The Fairy Reel - Harp, Concertina and Flute

My family joined "Irish Traditional Music Camp" in Shiga, Japan last weekend. We played some tunes there.

Harp : my older daughter

Castanets : my younger daughter

Concertina : Satomi

Flute : Tomoyuki

(Set Dances) Rodney's Glory, Blackbird - Concertina and Flute

My family joined "Irish Traditional Music Camp" in Shiga, Japan last weekend. We played some tunes there.

Concertina : Satomi

Flute : Tomoyuki

(Jigs) Down the Lane, Munster Bacon - Concertina

My family joined "Irish Traditional Music Camp" in Shiga, Japan last weekend. We played some tunes there.

Concertina : Satomi

(Set Dances) Drunken Gaugher, Orange Rogue - Concertina and Flute

My family joined "Irish Traditional Music Camp" in Shiga, Japan last weekend. We played some tunes there.

Concertina : Satomi

Flute : Tomoyuki

(Air & O'Carolan) Salley Garden, Si Bheag Si Mhor - Harp and Whistle

My family joined "Irish Traditional Music Camp" in Shiga, Japan last weekend. We played some tunes there.

Harp : my older daughter

Whistle : Satomi

(Set Dances) Rodney's Glory, The Garden of Daisies - Session

I joined a session in Osaka, Japan this month. I love playing set dances!

I played my Grinter flute.

«(Jigs) I Buried my Wife and Danced on her Grave, O'Dea's - Session

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