Larre Reeves is a multi-instrumentalist specializing on concert flute, tin whistle, and concertina. Larre learned much of his music from the older generation of Irish musicians living in the United States, including Jack Coen and Mike Rafferty. He has attended workshops in Clare with musicians Dympna O’Sullivan, Katie O’Sullivan, Edel Fox, Tim Collins, and Gearóid ÓhAllmhuráin.
Larre was a recipient of a teaching grant from the State of Florida Division of Historic Preservation and designated as a Folklife Master Teacher in 2009. He has presented demonstrations and workshops on Irish music at Florida State University, University of Florida, the Florida Flute Association, and the Florida Folk Festival. In addition to teaching privately, he created and taught a class for beginning tin whistle at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida.
Some of Larre’s performances include: Celtic Fest (Jackson, Mississippi); North Texas Irish Fest (Dallas, Texas); the Florida Folk Festival (White Springs, Florida); and the Jax Irish Fest (Jacksonville, Florida). He performs with John Coyne in the duo Coyne and Reeves. Larre has won several medals at the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil (NY), including gold medals for concert flute, tin whistle, and concertina; silvers and bronze for mandolin and duets.
In addition to performing and teaching, Larre does repair work on antique flutes.
Instructor – Flute