Mariachi Monumental De Mexico was founded in and rapidly become Chicago's preferred and finest Mariachi ensemble. Mariachi Monumental brings quality entertainment and music to all types of events and will make your event an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. We proudly serve Chicago and its neighboring areas taking our traditional music to Chicago's most elite companies, sports venues, and private events.
Big Band Express Orchestra. We typically play at weddings, fundraisers, anniversary parties and other celebrations. Trans Am Euro Mutts. We are the best entertainment value period! Route Happy Wanderers. Your premiere Oktoberfest Party Band! From traditional German to Munich modern, to unexpected polka beats for pop hits, to covers of timeless classics, all while dressed in lederhosen and tossing out siggy sockies.
Now filling up Oktoberfest season , don't wait! We are at 10 states and counting, will travel anywhere. Their lively music and fun antics on stage make for a fun time for all.
They are best know for polka music but are able to play a variety such as country, big band, latin, etc.
The many years of experience and perfoming have taken them to more than 25 states including performances in Europe. The number of musicians in the group conform to the John Stevens Polka Band. Performing at any event from an Oktoberfest to a back yard party. John Stevens started performing polka music in The band has also performed on 2 cruise ships.
Not only is John Stevens a polka band but they can mix up the music to fit any occasion Hgt Band 'Home Grown Tomatoes'. As a bunch of band directors, we play multiple instruments. This five piece Ensemble, HGT features vocal harmonies, guitar, They proudly announce that they performed over events in , and , from Quebec to south Florida, and they expect to reach or exceed that number this year.
Northcoast Mix. Nothing beats the energy a live band brings to the party! NorthCoast Mix prides itself in its diversity of musical styles -- classic rock from the 50's's, jazz, blues, country, Latin, American standards, Polish and Slovenian polkas and waltzes, and more. This five-piece all-occasion band is made up of northeast Ohio's finest musicians, who play a variety of instruments.
Let NorthCoast Mix work with you to make lasting musical memories. Simple-system flutes are usually made of wood cocus, grenadilla African blackwood , rosewood, ebony, etc. There were several manufacturers of this type of flute, among whom was English inventor and flautist Charles Nicholson Jr , who developed a radically improved version of the transverse wooden flute. George Rudall was an amateur player of some importance who studied for a time under the junior Nicholson before teaching on his own.
He was introduced to John Mitchell Rose in c. The Pratten has wider bore dimensions and provides a bigger sound. Many of these original flutes had a foot joint that allowed the playing of both C and C with the use of keys, typically pewter plugs that fit into silver plates. Some modern makers forgo the addition of these keys, but maintain the longer footjoint with two holes where the keys would be, as it is thought to better emulate the pitching and tone of the 19th century originals.
Simple system flutes were not made with traditional folk musicians in mind, but were adapted by amateur flautists as the simple wooden flutes were discarded by concert musicians.
Today, transverse "simple system Irish" flutes are being made for the playing of a variety of traditional musical styles. In the Irish tradition, the material used is most commonly wood, but also Delrin , PVC , and even bamboo is used - though wood is still by far the most popular material.
These modern Irish flutes can vary in the number of added metal keys, or have no keys at all. Most are tuned using modern methods and are typically better in tune with modern instruments. All have the basic six hole diatonic design as in a tinwhistle.
The modern playing technique within the Irish Traditional Music has much in common with tin whistle technique. This involves using a number of ornaments to embellish the music, including cuts, strikes and rolls. The flute is associated with several regions and distinct styles of playing in Ireland.
This style is in general quite fast flowing, and ornamented. Though beside the Sligo area, and overshadowed to some extent by the rich musical tradition of its neighbour, Leitrim preserved a separate identity and tradition based largely on the flute.
The Leitrim style is highly rhythmic, less ornamented, and with much use of glottal stops and even tonguing, as in the music of John McKenna. McKenna, from Tarmon , midway between Drumkeeran and Drumshanbo , is regarded as one of the most influential flute players in the history of Irish music. This style "seems to perch geographically and musically between the plainer and more uniform approach of North-East Ulster and the more florid ornamentation characteristic of counties Sligo and Leitrim.
Cathal McConnell , flutist with Boys of the Lough , took the region's music to a world-wide audience. James McMahon was a Fermanagh-born flutist and composer who settled in Belfast. He played an ivory flute  and among his compositions was a jig called "The Ivory Flute", still played today. He also composed the ever-popular reel "The Banshee". He was one of a few flute players who helped keep the music alive in the area during the s and s before it enjoyed a renaissance from the s onwards.
Flute and tin-whistle player Laurence "Larry" Nugent has based himself in Chicago since and has recorded several albums of traditional music. I'd be allowed pick 6 or sometimes more books and devour them over the weekend. I'm still a library fiend - but sometimes I don't get the time to read physical books as much anymore so it takes me much longer to read, leaving me a bit daunted by the prospect of having to return them within a few weeks.
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