I have just had the great honor of having a cover story published about me in the BASLERSTAB newspaper in Basel, Switzerland which is one of the 2 largest circulation newspapers in the city. Here is a link to the article if you would like to read it. www.baslerstab.ch You can use Google translator on your computer if your German is't up to it! It's a cool article about the various twists in the road that have led me here... Hope you enjoy it!
After far too much thinking, I have added a revised fingering chart for my 10 hole Chromatic system instruments to the site. It may be a bit confusing but it's the best I could come up with, any suggestions for future editions of it are welcome. You will see this "For a 10 hole fingering chart, see this link; http://www.skiphealy.com/chart/" in all sections pertaining to 10 hole instruments. I hope it helps!!
I would like to let you all know that I have created a Facebook site called "Healy Fife and Flute Friends" and would like you all to join up if you care to. It's a way to get in direct contact with me and also hear from other people who have similar taste in the quality of their instruments and music... There are already a couple of hundered people signed in and the site has only been up a couple of days. Check it out!!
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Welcome to Skips Tips Express, the 60 second flute lesson for those of you who don't have time for a flute lesson. Here is the long awaited (sorry...) Express Tips #2, this one focusing on high notes. I hope it's helpful!
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Welcome to edition #3 of Covering my Tracks. This one features the title track from my album "Empty Pockets" which was released in 1984. It contains 2 tunes, first a Brazilian folk tune and second an American fife tune called Empty Pockets. Along with myself, three great guest musicians are featured, Dick Murai, Trevor Ferrier, and Ellen Cohn. I hope you enjoy it!
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Welcome to edition 2 of Covering my Tracks, an informal look at what goes into the process of creating a track for a recording and what happens when we get in the studio. This editons featured track is a song written by John McCutcheon, "Christmas in the Trenches". It is sung by Marc Bernier with Mark Poloka (prim) and me (10 string cittern, flute). I hope you enjoy it...
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Here is the first edition of my new feature, "Covering My Tracks". It's a behind the curtain look at the process that goes into designing and recording a track for a project. The tunes, the players and whatever stories I can tell without getting sued... I hope you enjoy it!!!
In conjunction with the world famous resort community of Arosa, Switzerland and their "MUSIK-KURSWOCHEN" (music course week), I will be teaching a week long series of classes on Irish flute and tin whistle music. The program will take place JULY 22nd - AUGUST 2nd, 2014. I will be posting information and videos about the event very soon!!! Imagine, learning about traditional Irish music high in the Swiss Alps, staying in a beautiful hotel called "Hotel Hohe Promenade" a 3 star hotel with AMAZING food and service...