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

(Jigs) Jim McBride's, The Pipe on the Hob, The Lilliburlero Jig (Nora Crionna) - Flute

I learned this set from "Within a Mile of Dublin" by Paul McGrattan and Paul O'Shaughnessy.

I played my Grinter flute.

(Reels) Father Newman's, The Boy on the Hilltop - Session

I joined a session in Osaka, Japan several months ago.

I played my Grinter flute.

(Reels) The Stone in the Field, John Egan's Reel, Dublin Porter - Flute

I learned this set from "The Frost Is All Over" by Paul McGrattan. It's a good set though it's still difficult for me to play.

I played my Grinter flute.

(Barndances) Lucy Farr's, The Hill of Tara - House Session

We held a house session last month.

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

I played my Grinter flute.

(Jigs) Old John’s, Pride of the West - Session

I joined a session in Osaka a few months ago.

I played my Grinter flute.

(Reels) The Boys of Ballisodare, The Honeymoon Reel - Session

I joined a session at Murphy's in Osaka (Japan) last month.

I learned this set from "Humours of Highgate" by John Blake, Lamond Gillespie and Mick Leahy.

(Reels) Black Pat's, My Love is in America - Session

I joined a session last Sunday.

I learned the first reel from my friends. It was composed by Tommy Peoples. I enjoy playing it though it's still difficult for me to play smoothly.

I played my Grinter flute.

(Jigs) The Crows of Lacken, The Lark in the Strand - Conertina

I learned this set from "Bean Chairdin" by Dympna O'Sullivan.

I played my top Lachenal.

(Jigs) The Mouse in the Cupboard, Fasten the Leg in Her - Flute

I learned this set from "The Flute Players of Roscommon Volume 1" produced by John Wynne.

http://www.roscommoncoco.ie/en/Services/Comm_Ent/Arts_Office/trad-flute.html

I played a Shannon flute made of Polymer.

http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/2015/07/irish-flute-sha.html

(Jigs) The Peacock's Feather, Petticoat Loose - Session

I joined a session at Murphy's last Wednesday. I'd learned this set from "The Top of Coom" by Conal O Grada.

http://www.conalograda.com/store

I played my Grinter flute.

«(Hornpipes) Bantry Bay, The Smell of the Bog - Session

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