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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!!!
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The flute lesson for people who don't have the time for a flute lesson. Skip shares his views, opinions and techniques for playing in a fast paced, 60 second flute lesson. Just click on the Hideout SXPF Music Player thingy and check it out! It's only 60 seconds, what have you got to lose???
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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!!!
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 26 - AUGUST 1, 2015. 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...