First off, thanks to all of you for reading the last blog and now for checking this one out too. I have been off line for a bit but hopefully am back full time now. My special thanks to web master Obi Wan Gamache for his tireless efforts of the past couple of months. In that time he has been doing battle with the Dark Side in the Cyber Wars on my behalf slaying sucky servers, battling busted blades and eradicating errant e mail errors. Well done Obi Wan, the Force is strong in you!
Welcome to the first edition of the Healy Flute Company newsletter "The Flutopia Press"!
With the help of my new web master and designer Obi Wan Gamache (the Force is strong in him!) I am starting to make use of some of the cool cyber bells and whistles that are now available. It is especially helpful to me (neo-Luddite that I am) that the programs have been dumbed down so much in the past few years. Flutes and fifes I get, computers, not so much!!!
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Welcome to the newest feature of Skiphealy.com, our first Podcast! The show is called "The Return Home" after a tune of mine that has gained some popularity over the years. The show will feature various topics and I welcome suggestions from all of you about future subjects you would like me to cover. To listen just click on "download audio file" that's all there is to it! Please feel free to post your comments and suggestions after listening to the 'cast. I hope you enjoy the show!!!
I have just returned to my winter headquarters in Orlando, Florida after a great weekend in the beautiful town of Lafayette, Indiana on the shores of the historic Wabash river. I was an instructor and performer at a really cool (well, really COLD) fife and drum event aptly called the "Freezer Jam". The event featured a dozen fife and drum corps from various states throughout the central U.S. First a few words about American fife and drum music in general and then this particular event.
Skip will be teaching and lecturing at the 2008 Freezer Jam held in Lafayette, In. He will also be performing a short concert of traditional Irish and American fife music with multi instrumentalist Joshua Dukes. More information to come soon!
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...