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!

<Recordings>

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

(Set Dance) The Blue Eyed Rascal - Concertina

I recorded this set dance again, using a top Lachenal that I had bought recently.

http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/2011/02/anglo-concertin.html

(Reels) John Kelly's Concertina Reel, Cronin's Reel - Concertina

I learned this set from "Na Fir Bolg" by Jack Talty and Cormac Begley. It's one of my favourite CDs!

I played a top Lachenal that I had bought recently.

(Jigs) My Darling Asleep, The Clare Jig - Concertina

I learned this set from "Music for the Sets - the blue book" compiled by David J Taylor.

I played a top Lachenal that I had bought last year.

(Jigs) Paddy Taylor's, Paddy Taylor's - Session

On January 17, I joined a session for the first time this year. We played one of my favourite sets!

I played my Grinter flute. I'm sorry I played the second tune too fast...

(Jigs) The Burnt Old Man (An Sedandunie Doite), Maguire Clan March (Maguire's Kick) - Flute

I learned the first jig from my friend a few months ago.

You can find both tunes in "Notes from the Heart" by Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy.

http://www.amazon.com/Notes-From-The-Heart-Mulcahy/dp/B000B5QD78

I played my Grinter flute.

(Reels) Paddy O'Briens, Within a Mile of Dublin - Flute

I learned this set from "Humours of Highgate." It's one of my favourite CDs!

http://www.amazon.com/Humours-Highgate-Lamond-Gillespie-Leahy/dp/B0019D0QC4

I played my Grinter flute.

(Reels) The Fox on the Town, The Honeymoon Reel, Dowd's No.9 - Session

I joined an Irish music session in Osaka, Japan, last month. I guess it was the last set that we played at the session.

I played my Grinter flute.

(Barndances) Mary Brennan's Favourite, Green Grow the Rushes-O - Session

I joined an Irish music session in Osaka, Japan last month. I like playing barndances!

I played my Grinter flute as usual.

(Reels) The Mountain Top, The Boys on the Hilltop - Session

I joined an Irish music session in Osaka, Japan last month.

I played my Grinter flute.

(Reels) The Copperplate, The Sword in Hand - Session

I joined an Irish music session in Osaka, Japan last month.

This set is from "Humours of Highgate."

http://www.amazon.com/Humours-Highgate-Lamond-Gillespie-Leahy/dp/B0019D0QC4

I played my Grinter flute.

«Amglo concertina: Connor

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