Tuesday, October 04, 2005

evoking the past

Accompanying the young musician with the fiddle and mandolin was this man, using the simplest of instruments, a small flute. I know nothing about these things, but this sounded like those Irish flutes you hear in celtic recordings. It was lovely and simple and seemed to harken back a to a time when immigrants brought their music culture to their new homes. Many thanks to this volunteer for giving of his time and talent.

6 comments:

Sandra said...

Excellent photo! Wish I was there.

Floridacracker said...

It's the volunteers that really add the flesh to these sites.

Anonymous said...

I believe that is called a tin whistle.

nogger said...

We also call them Penny Whistles over here in England - probably because they used to cost a penny. Originally invented in 1843 by a farm labourer called Robert Clarke apparently.

nogger said...

Oh! Felt I should add that the Clarke Tinwhistle Company still exists and still makes tin whistles, one of which I have. Though they cost more than a penny these days.

srp said...

We have one from Williamsburg and a little children's song book to go with it. They have a lovely sound.