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

(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

I joined a session in Osaka, Japan last week.

I learned this set from my friends. They said they had learned it from "Drivin' Leitrim Timber" by Dave Sheridan.

I played my Grinter flute.

(Reels) Sarah's Fiddle, The Road to Monalea - Session

I joined a session in Osaka, Japan last week.

I learned these tunes from my friends recently. I guess the first reel isn't so popular, but I like playing it. The second reel was composed by Colm O'Donnel.

I played my Grinter flute.

(Reels) John Egan's Reel, Dublin Porter - Session

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

I played my Grinter flute.

(Reels) Duke of Leinster, Duke of Leinster's Wife - Session

I joined a session in Osaka, Japan, last month. This set is one of my favourite ones.

I played my Grinter flute.

«(Slides) The Worn Torn Petticoat, Connie Walsh's, The Star Above the Garter - Session

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