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Tin Whistle

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As well as being a techie geek I have an interest in music and play the guitar and keyboard. I have written the odd song too. My latest purchase is a tin whistle.

I love Irish music and have always loved the sound and style of the tin whistle and most other celtic pipe music. One of my favourite tunes is the Uilleann pipe solo from Riverdance by Davy Spillane.

Anyway … I found some great playing on youtube by Ryan Duns who has also uploaded a great series of tin whistle tutorials for the beginning and intermediate player. He has a great playing style and an excellent teaching style. So I am now addicted to the tin whistle.

I bought a generation tin whistle in D and then read on www.whistlethis.com that the sweetone is a better option so I bought one from ebay. I have worked through to week four in the last couple of days. I have been driving my wife Emma and son Joshua up the walls. Our two cats don’t like it much either. Jack, the oldest cat, has taken to sitting by my shoulder when I’m playing and biting me on the cheek. I guess he thinks I am a giant mutated canary and is naturally attempting to finish me off.

I know I can be a bit faddy. That is I get into a new fad completely and intensely for a short period of time so we’ll see how long this one lasts. I have missed music as I don’t play as much as I used to so it is good to be playing again.

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Written by barnabyfry

January 16, 2008 at 10:39 pm

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  1. Welcome to the world of whistling from another techie who fell in love with Irish trad and bought a tinwhistle, albeit a few years ago. No worries about being faddy – you’ve found the ideal instrument for instant gratification, but endless possibilities. Wish you good luck (and earplugs for your wife). I found this post because I’ve just started a blog to broadcast some of my stuff. Check it out if ya like: whistlinginthedark.wordpress.com

    whistlinginthedark

    January 22, 2008 at 3:47 am


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