Tune of the Month http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/ Irish traditional tunes to learn and share Podcast Generator 2.6 - http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net Tue, 28 May 2024 16:10:14 +0000 en c. Shannon Heaton 2016 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/images/itunes_image.jpg Tune of the Month http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/ Irish traditional tunes to learn and share Tune of the Month Podcast with Shannon Heaton Shannon Heaton Shannon Heaton shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com no TOTM-March2024-AbbeyReel Reel in A Min, played phrase by phrase for learning Reel in A Min, played phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2024-01-04_totm-03-2024-abbey_reel.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2024-01-04_totm-03-2024-abbey_reel.mp3 5:11 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Irish traditional music, reel no Fri, 01 Mar 2024 08:00:00 +0000 TOTM-Feb2024-MyLoveisinAmerica Reel in D, played phrase by phrase for learning Reel in D, played phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2024-01-04_totm-02-2024_my_love_is_in_america.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2024-01-04_totm-02-2024_my_love_is_in_america.mp3 6:54 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Irish traditional music, reel no Thu, 01 Feb 2024 08:00:00 +0000 TOTM-Dec2023-SailorontheRock Reel in D, played phrase by phrase for learning Reel in D, played phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2023-11-06_totm_december_2023-sailor_on_the_rock.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2023-11-06_totm_december_2023-sailor_on_the_rock.mp3 4:28 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Fri, 01 Dec 2023 08:00:00 +0000 TOTM-Aug2023-BallintoreFancy Reel in G, played phrase by phrase for learning Reel in G, played phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2023-09-16_totm_aug_2023-ballintore_fancy.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2023-09-16_totm_aug_2023-ballintore_fancy.mp3 8:41 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Tue, 01 Aug 2023 08:00:00 +0000 TOTM-June2023-Copperplate#2 Reel in A Minor, played phrase by phrase for learning Reel in A Minor, played phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2023-05-22_totm-june2023-copperplate2.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2023-05-22_totm-june2023-copperplate2.mp3 9:38 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Thu, 01 Jun 2023 08:00:00 +0000 Copperplate #1 Reel in G, played phrase by phrase for learning Reel in G, played phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2023-04-28_totm-may2023-copperplate.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2023-04-28_totm-may2023-copperplate.mp3 8:17 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Mon, 01 May 2023 08:00:00 +0000 TOTM-April2023-PigeonontheGate Reel in E Minor, played phrase by phrase for learning Reel in E Minor, played phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2023-03-29_totm-april2023-pigeononthegate.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2023-03-29_totm-april2023-pigeononthegate.mp3 6:52 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Sat, 01 Apr 2023 08:00:00 +0000 TOTM-Dec2022-MissMcLeods Reel in G, played phrase by phrase for learning Reel in G, played phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2022-11-18_totm-dec2022-missmcleods.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2022-11-18_totm-dec2022-missmcleods.mp3 5:58 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Irish traditional music, reel no Thu, 01 Dec 2022 08:00:00 +0000 TOTM-Sept2022-Star of Munster Reel in A Minor, played phrase by phrase for learning Reel in A Minor, played phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2022-09-17_totm-september_2022-star_of_munster.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2022-09-17_totm-september_2022-star_of_munster.mp3 6:57 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Sat, 17 Sep 2022 21:38:25 +0000 TOTM-August2022-RedHairedBoy Reel in A, played phrase by phrase for learning Reel in A, played phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2022-07-27_totm-august2022-redhairedboy.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2022-07-27_totm-august2022-redhairedboy.mp3 6:05 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Mon, 01 Aug 2022 08:00:00 +0000 TOTM-May2022-Shaskeen Reel in G, played phrase by phrase for learning Reel in G, played phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2022-05-01_totm-may2022-shaskeen.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2022-05-01_totm-may2022-shaskeen.mp3 8:37 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton rish flute, Irish traditional music, reel no Mon, 02 May 2022 08:00:00 +0000 TOTM-March2022-MountainRoad Reel in D, played with short and long phrases *and* phrase by phrase for learning Reel in D, played with short and long phrases *and* phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2022-03-03_totm-march2022-mountainroad.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2022-03-03_totm-march2022-mountainroad.mp3 4:15 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Irish traditional music, reel no Thu, 03 Mar 2022 12:58:58 +0000 TOTM-Nov2021-RiptheCalico Reel in G & D, in different configurations Reel in G & D, in different configurations http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2021-10-19_totm-nov2021-ripthecalico.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2021-10-19_totm-nov2021-ripthecalico.mp3 8:23 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Mon, 01 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 TOTM-June2021-RedHairedLass Reel in A, played with short and long phrases *and* phrase by phrase for learning Reel in A, played with short and long phrases *and* phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2021-04-27_totm-june2021-redhairedlass.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2021-04-27_totm-june2021-redhairedlass.mp3 7:11 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Irish traditional music, reel no Mon, 07 Jun 2021 08:00:00 +0000 TOTM-May2021-DunmoreLasses Reel in E Min, played with short and long phrases *and* phrase by phrase for learning Reel in E Min, played with short and long phrases *and* phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2021-04-27_totm-may2021-dunmorelasses.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2021-04-27_totm-may2021-dunmorelasses.mp3 7:56 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Irish traditional music, reel no Mon, 03 May 2021 08:00:00 +0000 TOTM-Feb2021-BellesofTipperary Reel in D, played with short and long phrases *and* phrase by phrase for learning Here's an audio version of my January 2021 TOTM video. I play through “Belles of Tipperary,” with short phrases (for newer flute players). And once more with longer phrase ideas. Then I break the tune down phrase by phrase for learning. Video versions of these lessons are up at https://www.youtube.com/shannonheatonmusic

 

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Reel in D, played with short and long phrases *and* phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2021-01-03_totm-feb2021-bellesoftipperary.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2021-01-03_totm-feb2021-bellesoftipperary.mp3 6:56 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Irish traditional music, reel no Mon, 01 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000
TOTM-Jan2021-EarlsChair Reel in D, played with short and long phrases *and* phrase by phrase for learning Here's an audio version of my January 2021 TOTM video. I play through “The Earl’s Chair,” with short phrases (for newer flute players). And once more with longer phrase ideas. Then I break the tune down phrase by phrase for learning. Video versions of these lessons are up at https://www.youtube.com/shannonheatonmusic

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Reel in D, played with short and long phrases *and* phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2021-01-03_totm-jan2021-earlschair.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2021-01-03_totm-jan2021-earlschair.mp3 5:39 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton itunes keywords: Irish flute, Irish traditional music, reel no Mon, 04 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000
TOTM-Oct2020-SligoMaid a classic A Minor Reel, played as a duo *and* phrase by phrase for learning Here's an audio version of my October 2020 TOTM video, an essential session tune called “Sligo Maid.” Video versions of these lessons are up at https://www.youtube.com/c/shannonheatonmusic

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a classic A Minor Reel, played as a duo *and* phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2020-01-14_totm-oct2020-sligomaid.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2020-01-14_totm-oct2020-sligomaid.mp3 5:31 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton itunes keywords: Irish flute, ornamentation, reel no Mon, 19 Oct 2020 09:00:00 +0000
TOTM-Sept2020-WiseMaid classic D Major Reel, played as a duo *and* phrase by phrase for learning Here's an audio version of my September 2020 TOTM video, in which I teach an essential session tune "The Wise Maid." Video versions of these lessons are up at https://www.youtube.com/shannonheatonmusic

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classic D Major Reel, played as a duo *and* phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2020-08-15_totm-sept2020-wisemaid.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2020-08-15_totm-sept2020-wisemaid.mp3 5:48 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Irish traditional music, reel no Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:00:00 +0000
TOTM-July2020-TheAshplant classic E Minor Reel, played as a duo *and* phrase by phrase for learning Here's an audio version of my July 2020 TOTM video. I play through an essential session tune "The Ashplant” with dancer Kieran Jordan. Then I break the tune down phrase by phrase for learning. Video versions of these lessons are up at https://www.youtube.com/shannonheatonmusic

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classic E Minor Reel, played as a duo *and* phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2020-06-25_totm-july2020-ashplant.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2020-06-25_totm-july2020-ashplant.mp3 5:00 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Irish traditional music, reel no Mon, 20 Jul 2020 09:00:00 +0000
TOTM-June2020-DevanneysGoat classic D Major Reel, played as a duo *and* phrase by phrase for learning Here's an audio version of my June 2020 TOTM video. I teach an essential session tune "Devanney's Goat.” Video versions of these lessons are up at https://www.youtube.com/shannonheatonmusic

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classic D Major Reel, played as a duo *and* phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2020-06-14_totm-june2020-devanneysgoat.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2020-06-14_totm-june2020-devanneysgoat.mp3 6:06 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0000
TOTM-Feb2020-SwingingonaGate a classic G Major Reel, played as a duo *and* phrase by phrase for learning Here's an audio version of my January 2020 TOTM video. I teach an essential session tune "Swinging on a Gate” (aka Swingin' on a Gate) Video versions of these lessons are up at https://www.youtube.com/c/shannonheatonmusic

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a classic G Major Reel, played as a duo *and* phrase by phrase for learning http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2020-01-23_totm-feb2020-swinginonagate.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2020-01-23_totm-feb2020-swinginonagate.mp3 6:07 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Irish traditional music, reel no Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Silver Spear classic D Major Reel, phrase by phrase *and* in an ensemble context Here's an audio version of my August 2019 TOTM video, an essential session tune called “The Silver Spear.” Video versions of these lessons are up at https://www.youtube.com/c/shannonheatonmusic

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classic D Major Reel, phrase by phrase *and* in an ensemble context http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2019-08-15_totm2019-08-silverspear.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2019-08-15_totm2019-08-silverspear.mp3 6:38 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:30:00 +0000
Maid Behind the Bar classic D Major Reel, phrase by phrase *and* in an ensemble context Here's an audio version of my February 2019 TOTM video, an essential session tune called “Maid Behind the Bar.” Video versions of these lessons are up at https://www.youtube.com/c/shannonheatonmusic

 

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classic D Major Reel, phrase by phrase *and* in an ensemble context http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-12-10_totm2019-02-maidbehindthebar.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-12-10_totm2019-02-maidbehindthebar.mp3 6:32 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish Flute, reel no Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:30:00 +0000
Joe Cooleys a serious session classic, phrase by phrase *and* in an ensemble context Here's an audio version of my January 2019 TOTM video, an essential session tune called “Joe Cooley’s Reel.” Video versions of these lessons are up at https://www.youtube.com/c/shannonheatonmusic

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a serious session classic, phrase by phrase *and* in an ensemble context http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-12-10_totm2019-01-cooleysreel.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-12-10_totm2019-01-cooleysreel.mp3 7:09 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish Flute, Reel no Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:30:00 +0000
Far from Home G Major Reel These days, my audio firepower is going into the Irish Music Stories Podcast. I hope you'll SUBSCRIBE to the IMS PODCAST!. Meanwhile, TOTM podcasts will just be audio versions of the TOTM videos, which is all you need!

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G Major Reel http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-08-30_totm2018-10-farfromhome.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-08-30_totm2018-10-farfromhome.mp3 4:50 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Mon, 01 Oct 2018 08:30:00 +0000
Rainy Day A lovely A Modal Reel Here's the great Rainy Day reel. Regulary scheduled TOTM lessons comin' at you next Monday! Video versions available at https://www.youtube.com/shannonheatonmusic

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A lovely A Modal Reel http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-12-11_2018-06-18_totm2018-06-rainyday.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-12-11_2018-06-18_totm2018-06-rainyday.mp3 5:28 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, reel no Fri, 01 Jun 2018 08:30:00 +0000
Galway Rambler Reel in G, and an ode to Irish Music Stories Episode 14 Here's The Galway Rambler... for folks exploring the magic of RELAXED playing.... and for all those folks from the West of Ireland who helped forge the Irish Dance Hall scene. (Learn more in Episode 15 of the Irish Music Stories Podcast! Subscribe at http://www.IrishMusicStories.org )

 

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Reel in G, and an ode to Irish Music Stories Episode 14 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-03-28_totm2018-03-galwayrambler.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-03-28_totm2018-03-galwayrambler.mp3 9:40 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish Flute Reel no Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:30:00 +0000
Toss the Feathers Reel in E Minor, from Irish Music Stories Episode 14 Here's a great old reel that I'll be weaving in to Episode 14 of the Irish Music Stories--an episode all about DANCE HALLS!

Find Irish Music Stories wherever you listen to podcasts.. or head to http://www.IrishMusicStories.org to learn more!

ps - video version of this lesson at https://youtu.be/WsQcnrtNaRA

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Reel in E Minor, from Irish Music Stories Episode 14 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-02-19_totm2018-02-tossthefeathers.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-02-19_totm2018-02-tossthefeathers.mp3 4:46 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:30:00 +0000
Free the Heel Reel in A minor, from Irish Music Stories Podcast Here's "Free the Heel," the tune I wrote that starts Season Two of Irish Music Stories. (Check out Episode 13, "The C-Word")

Find Irish Music Stories wherever you listen to podcasts.. or head to http://www.IrishMusicStories.org to learn more!

ps - video version of this lesson at https://youtu.be/5YuK58vXjzo

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Reel in A minor, from Irish Music Stories Podcast http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-01-12_totm2018-01-freetheheel.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2018-01-12_totm2018-01-freetheheel.mp3 5:31 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Mon, 01 Jan 2018 08:30:00 +0000
The Tap Room Reel in E Minor, from Irish Music Stories Season One Here's "The Tap Room," the great old reel that begins Season One episodes of Shannon's Irish Music Stories Podcast. tart of the second phrase. Video version of this tune at my YouTube channel.

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Reel in E Minor, from Irish Music Stories Season One http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2017-12-18_totm2017-12-taproom.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2017-12-18_totm2017-12-taproom.mp3 4:03 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:30:00 +0000
TOTM-Oct2017-ChristmasEve Reel in G with ornamentation Here's a classic reel, with ornaments spelled out. Find video versions of these lessons at https://www.youtube.com/shannonheatonmusic

 

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Reel in G with ornamentation http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2017-10-13_totm2017-10-christmaseve.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2017-10-13_totm2017-10-christmaseve.mp3 7:00 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Sun, 01 Oct 2017 17:24:00 +0000
TOTM-July2017-Traveller Reel in G Here's a great old reel in G Major--try playing it many times around, to find the FLOW that backers talked about in "The Backer," the current Irish Music Stories episode

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Reel in G http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2017-07-14_totm2017-07-traveller.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2017-07-14_totm2017-07-traveller.mp3 7:14 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Flute, Reel no Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:30:00 +0000
TOTM-March2017-MaudMillar G Reel for tonal seamlessness and rhythmic surety Here's a nice old reel that is great to start at a session, with a steady pace (and an unflappable expression!). Find video versions of these lessons at https://www.youtube.com/shannonheatonmusic

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G Reel for tonal seamlessness and rhythmic surety http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2017-03-21_totm2017-03-maudmillar.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2017-03-21_totm2017-03-maudmillar.mp3 4:37 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Reel no Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:30:00 +0000
TOTM-Jan2017-ManystheThingISaw A "simple" tune to transpose! Here's a nice, simpler reel to play. And to work on in different keys. Learn why it's handy to know about key signatures, and to be facile in a few of them. Video version of this lesson at youtube.com/shannonheatonmusic.com

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A "simple" tune to transpose! http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2017-01-12_totm2017-01-manysthethingisaw.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2017-01-12_totm2017-01-manysthethingisaw.mp3 5:55 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, reel no Sun, 01 Jan 2017 08:30:00 +0000
TOTM-Dec2016-WomanofHouse A reel tribute to an historic U.S. Presidential candidate Here's an audio version of my December 2016 TOTM video, a great old reel called "Woman of the House." It get the popular vote at many Stateside sessions. Video versions of these lessons are up at https://www.youtube.com/c/shannonheatonmusic

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A reel tribute to an historic U.S. Presidential candidate http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2016-12-15_totm2016-12-womanofhouse.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2016-12-15_totm2016-12-womanofhouse.mp3 2:45 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton no Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:24:00 +0000
TOTM-July2016-MichaelCreamer's a great 'go-into' reel in D Shannon breaks down a good D tune to go into, when switching from one reel to another. Video version of this up at Shannon's YouTube channel.

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a great 'go-into' reel in D http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2016-09-01_totm2016-07-michaelcreamers.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2016-09-01_totm2016-07-michaelcreamers.mp3 5:51 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, reel no Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:30:00 +0000
TOTM-Mar2016-RollinintheRyegrass Thoughts on melodic variation and innovation with an old D reel. Here's an audio version of my March 2016 TOTM video, a lovely old favorite called Rollin' in the Ryegrass. I discuss simple melodic variation in this podcast--and in the video versions of the lesson, which is up at https://www.youtube.com/c/shannonheatonmusic

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Thoughts on melodic variation and innovation with an old D reel. http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2016-03-08_totm2016-03-rollinintheryegrass.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2016-03-08_totm2016-03-rollinintheryegrass.mp3 4:29 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, variation, Reel no Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:24:00 +0000
TOTM-Dec2015-DonaldBlue D Major Reel for D-cember Here's an audio version of my December 2015 TOTM video. It's a nice reel called "Donald Blue," and it's a good social tune that turns up in Irish, Cape Breton AND Scottish sessions. Learn it in time for Boston's BCMFest! Video versions of these lessons are up at https://www.youtube.com/c/shannonheatonmusic

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D Major Reel for D-cember http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2015-12-18_totm-12-donaldblueaudio.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2015-12-18_totm-12-donaldblueaudio.mp3 2:55 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Reel no Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:30:00 +0000
Leaving the Station a sweet and simple reel in A for Spring! Here's an audio version of the 2015 TOTM video series! I will include this original tune in my forthcoming collection of sweet and simple tunes, "First 50." You can also find the video of this performance at http://youtu.be/alEv2qx9xM4

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a sweet and simple reel in A for Spring! http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2015-04-02_totm-04b-leavingthestationaudio.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2015-04-02_totm-04b-leavingthestationaudio.mp3 1:55 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, Reel no Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:30:00 +0000
Black Haired Lass ornamentation and breathing for this great single reel The final installment in this 2014 TOTM series in which Shannon dissects tunes from her book, Oil for the Chain. This month: a study of rhythmic surety and melodic variation for session favorite reel, "Black Haired Lass."

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ornamentation and breathing for this great single reel http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2014-12-19_totm-07-blackhairedlass-december_2014.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2014-12-19_totm-07-blackhairedlass-december_2014.mp3 5:02 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, ornamentation, Reel no Sun, 01 Jun 2014 08:30:00 +0000
Star of Munster Shannon saves the first measure of this fine Irish modal REEL! A new TOTM series in which Shannon dissects tunes from her book, Oil for the Chain. This month: a study of rhythmic surety and melodic variation for session favorite reel, "Star of Munster."

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Shannon saves the first measure of this fine Irish modal REEL! http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2014-11-12_totm-06-starof-november_2014.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2014-11-12_totm-06-starof-november_2014.mp3 6:06 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, ornamentation, variation, reel no Thu, 01 May 2014 08:30:00 +0000
Bird in the Bush breathing and ornamentation for this G Major reel A new TOTM series in which Shannon dissects tunes from her book, Oil for the Chain. Here: a style study of the G Major reel "Bird in the Bush."

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breathing and ornamentation for this G Major reel http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2014-10-22_totm-05-birdin-october_2014.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2014-10-22_totm-05-birdin-october_2014.mp3 5:54 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, ornamentation, Reel no Sat, 01 Feb 2014 08:30:00 +0000
Maid Behind the Bar Tips for playing this session standard with style and heft A new TOTM series in which Shannon dissects tunes from her book, Oil for the Chain. Here: giving "Maid Behind the Bar" its stylistic due.

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Tips for playing this session standard with style and heft http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2014-08-22_totm-03-maidbehind-august_2014.mp3 http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOTM/?name=2014-08-22_totm-03-maidbehind-august_2014.mp3 6:28 shannon@mattandshannonheaton.com (Shannon Heaton) Shannon Heaton Irish flute, ornamentation, reel no Wed, 01 Jan 2014 08:30:00 +0000