Big-Eared Brad

Back to Original Tune Database Reel, E Minor (Click image for full tune) Download Flute & Guitar Audio Download SOLO FLUTE Audio One summer we had a backyard rabbit, a small guy, with comically long ears. Our kid named his Big-Eared Brad. We yelled at Brad and shot soft toy darts at him when he […]

Three Petes in a Pod

Back to Original Tune Database Reel, G Major (Click image for full tune) Download Flute & Guitar Audio Download SOLO FLUTE Audio On a gorgeous pre-Spring day, I met up with my pal Kieran for a garden party at Helen’s home. We sat in the garden, watching chipmunks stuff their cheeks with seeds. Kieran told […]

The Othsprey

Back to Original Tune Database Strathspey, G Major (Click image for full tune) Download Flute & Guitar Audio Download SOLO FLUTE Audio Being home and riding bikes helped rinse away some of the busy-ness, stress, and sickness of our summer. After the bulk of our travels were behind us, I still felt like I needed […]

Bird Tree

Back to Original Tune Database Slip Jig, B Minor (Click image for full tune) Download Flute & Guitar Audio Download SOLO FLUTE Audio In early December, Matt found a foot-high artificial Christmas tree in our neighbor’s trash. He dusted it off, and we decorated it with some little bird ornaments in our Virtual Guided Session […]

Cher Ami

Back to Original Tune Database March, D Major (Click image for full tune) Download Flute & Guitar Audio Right after Big-Eared Brad the bunny died, fellow backyard residents Chubby Andrew  and Long-Necked Jimmy nosed around his final resting spot. They pawed around, sat for a while. Then a mourning dove showed up. She perched above […]

Mind the Door (AKA Mind the Wren)

Back to Original Tune Database Slip Jig, G Major (Click image for full tune) Download Flute & Guitar Audio Download SOLO FLUTE Audio When a wren built a nest in the hanging basket on my friend Lynn’s front porch, she did not consider moving the basket. Instead, she told me she needed to be more […]

Two Cardinals

Back to Original Tune Database March, E Major (Click image for full tune)   Download Flute & Guitar Audio I wrote this for the incomparable, creative, beautiful soul Pastelle LeBlanc and her grateful, musical, wondrous sister Emmanuelle. I was graced by the visit of two cardinals two days after the heartbreaking loss of Pastelle. The […]

Missed Manners

Irish Session Etiquette in Society, Business, Politics, and Home

Leather Apron

Back to Original Tune Database Reel, G Major (Click image for full tune) Download Flute & Guitar Audio Download SOLO FLUTE Audio When the online session Matt Heaton and I started in March 2020 turned three years old, I wanted to write a tune for our community. I did a quick online search for appropriate […]

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