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Hampshire Flute Day

Hampshire Flute Day 

Sunday 4th November 2018


Lantern Theatre, Romsey

For flautists, grade 5 to advanced

Workshop ticket £25 (includes 5pm concert)

Irish Flutes Demonstration and Workshops, presented by

Philippe Barnes


Sunday 4 November 2018


You are invited to join us at the next Hampshire Flute Day. This is a wonderful opportunity to play your flute with friends and to get top tips from professional Irish flautist, Philippe Barnes, through traditional Irish flute music and learning Irish flute techniques. Fun warm ups and flute choir sessions will be led by Carrie Hensel.


There will also be the opportunity to play alongside the Philippe Barnes Band with the Hampshire Flute Day Flute Choir.


Participants will perform in the 5pm concert, which will also feature a recital by the Philippe Barnes Band, a performance by the Hampshire Flute Choir and will end with a Ceilidh for all friends and family to join in the dancing.


The concert will begin at 5pm. Concert tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children. Everyone is welcome, and those who have attended during the day can stay to the evening for free!


A trade stand from Just Flutes will be there on the day. Please contact them in advance if you would like to try out any particular instruments and likewise if you are wanting to purchase any specific music and/or accessories on 020 8662 8400. Their website is


Local flute repairer, Nigel Salmon of 'Broken Wind', will be on hand throughout the day to make small repairs to your flute and answer questions about care and maintenance of your flute, all free-of-charge. His website is


Tickets and further details are available from the website Tickets must be booked in advance. The closing date for this is 21st October 2018. If you have any queries, please email or call 07968 166481.



A bit about Philippe...


Philippe is one of the leading exponents of traditional music on a Boehm system flute.

In 2008 Philippe graduated from the University of Limerick with an MA - First Class Honours in Irish Traditional Music Performance. Since then he has toured all over Europe & America playing guitar & flute with the David Munnelly Band, toured Australia with his Celtic Jazz-Funk group All Jigged Out, & covered the british isles with Folk Hip-Hop rising stars Dizraeli & The Small Gods (on guitar, flute, keys and gaita!). Three-time runner up in the BBC Young Folk Awards and highly commended at the Danny Kyle Stage, Philippe has also appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Classic FM, BBC Scotland, Discovery Channel, MTV, E4, Channel 4, BBC One, BBC Two, ITV & TG4. 


Discography includes: Crossharbour "Crossharbour", Philippe Barnes & Tom Phelan "The Madrid Sessions" (Contemporary Celtic Flute & Piano), Lee Westwood Ensemble "The Nymph Suite & Other Stories" (Debussy-esque Flute, Guitar, Violin, Cello), All Jigged Out "Wish Hill", Attab Haddad Quintet "Days Distinctive" (Flamenco Arabic Oud-led Fusion)

As well as Celtic music Philippe has a great love of Flamenco, Jazz and Arabic Music. He is a member of Iraqi oud player Attab Haddad’s band (appeared at London Jazz Festival 2011&2012, and The Purcell Room), and bass virtuoso Franc O’Shea’s Jazz-Fusion group Alkimia. 

He began his studies with Liz Goodwin - founder of Flutewise - at the age of 11. Since then he has studied flute with Niall Keegan, Sarah Allen, Brian Finnegan, composition with Param Vir, and improvisation with Gareth Lockrane, Lawrence Jones and Tom Phelan. 


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