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Tin whistle tips from an old flutist

I refuse to let my son’s tin whistle become disgusting. Enter old flute tricks. Note: I also played bass clarinet and piano. But flutist tips are most relevant here. 662 more words


Tin Whistle

All of the boys have started learning the tin whistle. 10 minutes practice each evening will greatly help their progress. Below are some of the songs that they will be learning in the coming weeks and months.



Luckily our neighbours are elderly and not prone to complaining about the sounds which emanate from our house.  This afternoon it was the painfully slow sight-reading of the Toreador’s song from Carmen, being picked on the ukulele and with an accompaniment on the tin whistle.  618 more words

Loanhead Festival and Folk at the Loo

Celia and I will be super busy this weekend, playing at two different festivals and travelling to Scotland and back to do so.

First up is the… 214 more words


Tin Whistle Workshop - Lancaster

Yet another enjoyable tin whistle workshop yesterday in Lancaster!

This one was at the Robert Gillow, in the upstairs room. We did two tunes: a slip jig called ‘Elizabeth Kelly’s Delight’, and the slow air ‘South Wind’. 105 more words