Whistle Flute was set up by Jules Bitter from Goes in the Netherlands. What began as an interest, when he discovered Irish music in the 70s, has become an addiction and in 1982, by accident he ended up spending a week at the Willie Clancy Festival in Miltown Malbay, County Clare. While there he bought his first wooden flute.
In 1993 Jules started the band 'Finglas' (from "fionn glaise" the Irish for clear stream) with his brother Rob Bitter on keyboard, vocals and bodhran and Bernard Willemse on harp. The band reformed in 2001 as a six piece band including Janneke Donkersloot (fiddle), Jennifer van der Harten (harp), Frenk van Hooff (bouzouki, guitar), Kees Schoone (accordion) and Rob Bitter (keyboard, bodhran, vocals).
For more information on Jules, including a Dutch edition of Whistle Basics and his tutorial CD "The Irish Beat Conductor', visit the Whistle Flute website.
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