“I first heard Terry play at Liverpool Irish Centre in the early ‘80s; his solo performance has stuck with me since. His style of flute playing has inspired and influenced many young musicians, including me, and I was delighted to join the Whistle Walks series, with the reel ‘Bird in the Bush’. Terry has many great musical friends and he rallied us during lockdown for the videos and this album, igniting a spark in the dark days of the pandemic. It’s a cracking idea, bringing some of the most respected musicians on the traditional music scene together to make the best of the situation, resulting in this great collection of tunes ranging from classic jigs and reels to jazz piano accompaniment and Irish mass tunes with church organ. Well done Terry!”
Review: Mike Harding Folk Show
“Brilliant album with a guest list to die for..”
“Terry is one of the greatest whistle and flute players of all time”
Terry Clarke-Coyne was brought up in an Irish music family and has played flutes and whistles since he was 11 years old. Mainly playing Irish traditional music. He has played in a number of groups and line-ups over the years including Philip Masure duo, Irish Sea Sessions, Niamh Parsons, John Wright Band, Liverpool Ceili Band and Garva to name but a few. He also plays fiddle, mandolin and bodhran.
He currently produces a series of videos on Facebook and YouTube called Whistle Walks.
He is a noted singer of Irish traditional and folk songs. Apart from singing lead vocals he is keen on arranging and singing harmonies. He also likes to weave harmonies into musical pieces using flutes and whistles.
He has a love of world, jazz, classical and contemporary music and plays some pieces with his own ‘Celtic’ style.
He has recorded on a wide range of artists’ albums over his career.
He produced a solo album in 2000 titled 'The Other Side' featuring flutes & whistles and several songs and his second solo offering in 2021 titled 'Whistle Walks', featuring music from his unique video series of the same name that developed from the Covid 19 pandemic of 2020/21. He is joined on this by a host of top class musicians from the Irish Traditional music scene, many of whom had featured in the Whistle Walks video series.