for flute and clarinet/bass clarinet.
Commissioned and premièred by Concorde. Performed by Madeline Staunton (flute) and Paul Roe (clarinets) Rubicon Gallery, Dublin,
Ireland. 13 November 2011.
There’s some special techniques in Irish trad
Some are quite simple, others are mad
There’s yearning slides like banshee wails
There’s cuts and taps, flicks with the nail
There’s flowery rolls with rapid attack
There’s gurgling crans that’ll take you aback
Now in this piece the musicians explore
These unique sounds placed into a score
They’ve freedom to choose different figures to play
They’ll move around you and improv away
The way it’s composed is undefined
It’s as much the performer’s piece as mine
I’m letting the musicians be creatively free
So if you don’t like it, don’t blame me!
Dave Flynn 9th November 2011