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Tin Whistle Sheet Music Notes For Irish Folk Songs Page Two. If your just beginning to learn how to play the whistle pick a few easy one to start with before moving on. Some of the easy tunes would be Sean South, Red Viver Valley and Red Is The Rose along the must popular tune of them all Boolavogue. There are a few that don't have the whistle ''holes'' but just the sheet music. By the time you get the few easy one off you'll soon figure out how to read standard notes. I have started to included video tuition for some of the tunes, look out for the word video beside the link.

The Book Contains Over 100 Well Known Songs With Sheet Music And Letter Notes For Beginners

Ordinary Man [ Christy Moore ]

Old Joe Clarhe

Night Visiting Song

Noreen Bawn

Ninety Miles From Dublin

My Old Man Said Follow The Van

My Lagan Love Tune

Bing Crosby
Wolfe Tones
Foster Allen
The Dubliners
James Yorkston/ Dubliners + video lesson. Includes banjo tab.
Percy French / Foster Allen + video
Furey Brothers
Johnny McEvoy Tune
Luke Kelly / Dubliners. + video
Eric Bogle
The Dubliners
Video Lesson with letter notes
Traditional Song
Luke Kelly + video
Dublin City Ramblers
Includes piano keyboard video lesson
Wolfe Tones - Same tune as ''Drunken Sailor'' Video lesson included.
Also by John McDermott And Celtic Thunder
Recorded By Finbar Furey, also Johnny McEvoy
Do Re Me Fo So La Ti Do format
Dominic Behan / + video
+ video lesson / Wolfe Tones Version
Luke Kelly
Paul Brady / High Kings
 + video and banjo / mandolin tab
Pat Cooksey / Furey Bros.
The Clancy Brothers + video
The Dubliners
Tommy Makem + video
The Furey Brothers
George Petrie / Wolfe Tones
Michael Conconsidine + video
Van Morrison + video
Eric Bogle Song + video lesson
Pete St. John / Paddy Reilly, + video
Ralph McTell
Old Folk Song + video
The Dubliners
Clancy Brothers + video
Trad. Fiddlers Green Band
Peadar Kearney / Wolfe Tones
Dion Boucicault / Wolfe Tones + video
Robert Dwyer Joyce / The Chieftains
Brian Warfield - Wolfe Tones

Teddy O'Neill Tin Whistle

The Voyage

The Showman's Fancy

Trasna na dtonnta

The Three Flowers Music

Tipperary So Far Away Music

The Skye Boat Song Whistle Notes

The Water Is Wide

Plus video


Wake Me Up On Whistle

Whistle Videos

Sheet Music And Whistle For Irish Songs

Christmas Carols

Steal Away


Somewhere Over The Rainbow

James Kerrigan + video lesson.
Wrap The Green Flag and
Ireland's Fight For Freedom + video,
Brave Tom Williams is also included.
Sean McCarthy
Furey Brothers
Christy Moore/Jimmy McCarthy
Key Of C And D + video lesson
Rebel Song/ The Rubjacks/ Clancy Bros + video tuition
Recorded By Liam Clancy
American Folk Song
+ video
Wolfe Tones / Rebel song + video
The Dubliners
Irish Love Song
+ video
Scottish Rebel Song
Old Love Song
Christmas Tune
Charles Kickham / Wolfe Tones
Beech Boys [ + Video]
+ Video lesson
Traditional English Song
Irish Rebel Song

Canadian / U2

Ewan McColl
Phil Coulter + video lesson
Luke Kelly
Rebel Song
Woddy Guthrie
Dublin City Ramblers
Childrens Song + video
Christy Moore
Eric Clapton
Letter Notes Only, + video lesson.
Belgian, + video tuition
The Clancy Brothers/ William McPeake / Rumjacks + video
The Dubliners / Tin Lizzy + video lesson
The Pogues / The Rumjacks
Banjo / mandolin tab included. + video lesson
Davis / Wolfe Tones + video
For Beginners, these are basic letter notes

When You Were Sweet Sixteen

The Streets Of New York

Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Own Kit Bag

The Voyage Tin Whistle

Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Yellow Rose Of Texas

Walk Awhile


Kids Tin Whistle

History Of The Irish Tin Whistle
Ciaran Burke John Sheehan

Whistles of various kinds can be found in many countries
around the world, from the old clay whistles of bygone
days to the plastic tin whistle of today. I Ireland
the first reference to the whistle goes back to the
6th century with many references to them in old Irish
literature. There are remains of the old bone whistle
which was found in Christchurch and it dates back to the
13 century. It was made of bird bone.

The most common kind of whistle that's used today is the
tin whistle. It became very popular in Britain and France
in the 17th century where it was used to play classical
music. It was used in orchestras up until the 19th century
and had keys and not holes as today.
The Clarke whistle which is made in England was the most
popular brand until the 1970s in Ireland. In 1978 a new
kind of tin whistle appeared in Ireland. It was made by
Feadóg. Most are actually made of brass and not tin.

The main reason why the tin whistle is so popular in Ireland
is because it's taught in primary schools in Ireland.
This is to get children interested in learning an instrument
and hopefully progress from the humble whistle to a more
complex musical instrument. Another reason it's taught is
because it's a very inexpensive way to learn music.
You can purchase a tin whistle for €5.00 for starting off with.
Today all whistles come with a plastic mouthpiece which was
invented by the English made Generation. This company still
produce the widest range of whistles in different keys.

The Waltons company also produce a wide variety of whistles
that produce different tones by changing the bore.
American also made a wide variety of them, the Susato Company
are famous for making the plastic whistle which is a bit more
expensive. [ It's The One I Use ] They make a beautiful sweet
tone and have less of a rasp when played. They are now becoming
very popular at sessions in Ireland.

The most common tin whistle is set in the key of D. when
you buy one you'll get a chart showing what holes make
each note played and which holes co cover. This chart is
called the chromatic scale and it's is only by using half covered
holes that a player can play the chromatic scale.
While playing the D whistle you can get C natural without
half-covering holes. The scale of G Major can also be played
on the D whistle. An accomplished player can produce a range
of complex forms of ornamentation on the tin whistle in a way
that's very similar to playing the flute.

Famous Players In Ireland.

Paddy Maloney from The Chieftains has been playing whistles for 50 years. Paddy also plays the uilleann pipes where the fingering is the same. The band started playing in Dublin in '62 and are still playing the traditional tunes and song today, not bad going for playing a little piece of tin pipe.

Finbar Furey. Here's another famous whistle player who also started out in the early 60's with the help of his father Ted. His most famous composition is The Lonesome Boatman which he plays on the low whistle, again he's another whistler who plays the uilleann pipes.

Noel Nagle. Noel has being playing with The Wolfe Tones for 49 years. Although the 'tones are more known for ballads Noel is well able to play tunes. He also played the pipes but they were stolen a few years ago and sticks to mostly low whistles nowadays

Davy Spillane. Born 1959 was an uilleann piper before he
embraced the low whistles. Not only is Davy proficient
in traditional music but also in jazz and classical music.
Dave also makes pipes, a trade he learned from Johnny Burke
from Wicklow. He played the low whistle and pipes while he was with Moving Hearts. This was one of the first times the pipes
were used outside trad. music.

Andera Corr introduced the tin whistle into pop music in the
1990s. The Corrs started out playing the traditional music
before branching out into popular music. They had the No 1
and No. 2 albums in the U.K. charts at the same time.
Many of the tracks on their albums include tin whistle.

Tommy Makem from Keady Co. Armagh played 5 string banjo
and the tin whistle. Tommy joined The Clancy Brothers
in the early 50's in America. Their first album ''The Rising
Of The Moon'' was a big success and this was the first time
the tin whistle was used on a whole album.

Vincent Broderick who was born 1920 in Loughrea Co. Galway.
Vincent learned to play from listening to his mother. He
started at the age of 12. He joined the famous Kincora Ceile
Band. In 1951 he moved to Dublin and founded the Eamonn Ceannt
Ceile Band. Vincent was also involved in the Dublin Pipers Club
and Comhaltas Ceoltoire Eireann. He made two albums of his own
and composed almost 100 tunes.

Peter Browne, a Dubliner born in '53 plays uilliann pipes and whistles.
In the mid 1970's he was a member of the group ''1691'' which
was later to become The Bothy Band. He played on the album
The Bothy Band Live In Concert in 1976. Peter's tune ''Rathlin
Island'' was recorded by Sharon Shannon. Vincent works for R.T.E.
and was involved in the making of traditional music programmes
including one on Seamus Ennis.

Willie Clancy learned how to play the whistle at the age of 5.
He was born in 1918 and died in '75. Willie came from Miltown
Malbay Co. Clare. He learned his music from Garret Barry and
the travelling piper Johnny Doran. He won several competitions
including the Oireachtas in the 30's. He earned his living as
a carpenter as in those days a fella couldn't make money by being
a musician. He moved to London in the early 50's to work and
returned to Ireland in 1957. There's a summer school that takes
place each year in Miltown Malbay named after him, The Willie
Clancy Summer School where some class musicians hold work shops
teaching traditional music on many instruments.

Johnny Keenan learned to play music from a very early age.
Born 1946 he started out with his father, although Johnny
played many instruments he was more know as a banjo player.
He started on the pipes and then low whistles before becoming
one of Ireland's fastest tenor and 5 string players.
In his early days he played with Ted and Paul Furey and also
with Davy Spillane. In the 70's he was part of the group ''Pavees''
who done a rake of gigs in Slattery's Pub on Caple St Dublin.
Slattery's was an early house, it's a place where I spent
many's a good day drinking and singing myself.
The Pavees group had many players over the years and the line
up was constantly changing. George and Paul Furey were members
of the band at one point. Johnny done many tors around Europe
and America. He passed on it 2000.

Example Of Sheet Music Used For Whistles.
Below is an example of the sheet music used for playing the tin whistle. You'll notice it's different than standard sheet notes.  Each note has an image of what notes to keep your fingers over while playing. The black holes is where to place your fingers and the clear parts are not to be covered. The + symble means you will have to blow a bit harder to get the higher note in the second octave. A sharp # symble means that the note is too low for the chosen whistle. There are no half covered holes used on the sheet music on this site but you may find them on other sheets for whistle.

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