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Thread #4748   Message #2593919
Posted By: Folkiedave
21-Mar-09 - 06:18 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: The Lonesome Boatman (Finbar Furey)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Lonesome Boatman (Finbar Furey)
Nothing like the Furey's.

The instrument Finbar originally played this on was a flute bought from an Oxfam shop. Indian it may have been. It was bound up with sellotape as it gradually got more and more battered.

When he finally sat on it he got Bernard Overton to make a low keyed whistle.

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