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10 The Crimlin Reel 0:41 min – track sample


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10 The Crimlin Reel 0:41 min

The unusual open mouthpiece in the side of the adharc allows the player to produce a wide variety of sound. This, combined with a good back pressure in the horn facilitates the creation of a continuous pulsing rhythm through the use of circular breathing. ‘The Crimlin Reel’ begins with a slow overtone rich note and then launches into a fast three part reel. The tune is inspired by the mountains of Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland. This recording was played live as part of a demonstration/performance for the Heritage in Schools Scheme to the children of the primary school on Inis Mean, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, Ireland in May 2007.

Simon O’Dwyer – adharc
Maria Cullen O’Dwyer – recording
Harry Bradshaw – post mastering

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