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Old 21.09.2010, 20:03
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Irish Tin Whistle

Hi folks,

Anyone there who might be able to play the whistle and can share a few hints or help to learn it?

I started a bit and would to continue learning.

Regards, Angela
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Re: Irish Tin Whistle

Hi Angela

I used to play as a child, English/Scottish folk as much as Irish (but at risk of offending it's all quite similar, as a beginner anyhow....) - My father's a Morris man so cripplingly embarrassing when I was younger whereas now I see its brilliance!

I don't have whistles in Switzerland so couldn't play with, but I do play fiddle (Scottish), and have my violin and loads of music so if you wanted to hook up let me know (other half can normally be persuaded to do some chords underneath too for a pretence of a band...). I could probably dig out old books/suggestions of tunes also. If you're searching for music online try 'penny whistle'. Apart from that it just takes a wee bit of practice.

Good luck and enjoy

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Re: Irish Tin Whistle

Don't try the Uilleann Pipes, I tried for a week and only got one pathetic squeak out if a set, and it was a practise set.

Watch this kid, mesmeric....

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Re: Irish Tin Whistle

What a talented young man and what an extraordinary instrument, never seen or heard of it before.

I just watched it twice, utterly fascinated and enchanted, thank you for that.

I do hope Angela, you find what you seek, I love the tin whistle and would have wished to learn it myself, too late now though, my stiff old fingers would never manage now.

Such a wonderful thing to have a portable party in your pocket like that.
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Re: Irish Tin Whistle

Thanks for the replies. Like to hook up with you J. But my level is still very much beginner.

Regards, Angela
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