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The Clearwater Sessions for Flute
Includes Online Audio

Complete flute transcription of the album, with piano chords and downloadable backing tracks

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“Extremely exciting Celtic music!”

Beth Penny Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

The Clearwater Sessions is an enthralling and innovative collection of music. Celtic roots are fused with contemporary jazz influences, taking the player on a journey from Ireland to Florida and a variety of places in-between. The flute writing is uniquely engaging, with notated ornaments that allow the flautist to emulate the spirit of Philippe’s stylish playing. The tunes are complete with chord symbols, so perfect to play with a friend or to bring to a session. Rhythmically, texturally and atmospherically there is a huge amount of variety in the music: particular highlights are the funky ‘Up’ and the contemplative ‘Clearwater Waltz’. This book is sure to be a fantastic purchase for any Celtic music enthusiasts!

From the Publisher

Philippe Barnes, a world-renowned flautist and composer with a rich background in Irish music, and Tom Phelan, a classically trained pianist known for his jazz and contemporary music expertise, have united their talents in "The Clearwater Sessions." This album showcases a blend of traditional Scottish and Irish tunes along with original Celtic compositions. Recorded live in the studio without edits or overdubs, the album highlights the duo's natural synergy and individual musical prowess. Barnes, famous for his work on the silver flute and author of “Irish Music on the Silver Flute,” explores new dimensions with the wooden flute and whistle in this album. Phelan, with his roots in jazz harmony and a powerful rhythmic sense, adds a unique character to the project, appealing to a wide range of music enthusiasts. Engineered by the legendary Stephen Clark in Florida's Clear Tracks studios, the album captures the warmth and emotional depth of their performances, offering a fresh and heartfelt take on Celtic music traditions for a global audience.

Our Description

Also available:


  • Clearwater Waltz
  • New Kings Road/Orlaith's/New Found Out
  • Midnight Accountant
  • January Snows
  • Slipjigs (Lands End/Fisherman's Lilt/Elizabeth Kelly's)
  • Blackbird
  • Ali's Reel/Teampall an Ghleantainn/New Brighton Reel
  • Chalice Well
  • Hag at the Spinning Wheel/Phoenix
  • May Morning Dew
  • Up

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Irish Folk Flute Music
Publisher: Philippe Barnes
Our Stock Code: 1683028
Media Type: Paperback; includes accompaniment Online Audio

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