The Maid Behind The Bar

maid behind the bar sheet music notes and chords tin whistle

The maid behind the bar and Barney Mckenna, the banjo player of the Dubliners, have always been an inseparable couple. The maid always accompanied him in his favourite reels medley during live performances all around the globe. There are many virtuosic recordings and also some … Read more

The Silver Spear

Sheet music for The Silver Spear reel. A tune I like a lot to play on tin whistle. The sheet music which can be downloaded below includes the notes and chords of this popular Irish tune. I took the YouTube recording from the traditional Irish … Read more

The Blarney Pilgrim

blarney pilgrim sheet music chords and notes

The Blarney Pilgrim sheet music. This jig isa popular tune at Irish sessions. It seems to be especially popular under fiddle players, but is equally nice to play on tin whistle or any other instrument. The title of this jig is referring to The Blarney … Read more

Out On The Ocean

Out on the ocean tin whistle sheet music notes and chords jig

Notes and chords for Out On The Ocean, a very popular jig at Irish sessions. The melody line is rather simple and the tune is often played not too fast, so a good tune for beginners. The chords are moving a little bit faster and … Read more

The Butterfly

the butterfly tin whistle notes and chords sheet music

Probably one of the most frequently played slip jigs on Irish sessions. However, there are also many great recording in smaller settings, especially harp in combination with tin whistle or low whistle. For this post I have used a recording with harp and D-low whistle … Read more

Lepatriinu Valss

Sheet music low whistle Estbel Lepatriinu valls

Played on a D-low whistle and diatonic accordion. A beautiful waltz composed and played by the Estonian-Flemish duo Estbel. The recording is made at the Boombal festival 2015 in Lovendegem, Belgium. One of the biggest folk dance events in Europe.

In the sheet music I … Read more

Morrison’s Jig

morrison's jig sheet music chords tin whistle bouzouki

Morrison’s jig is a real fun jig to play. Not only on tin whistle, but actually on any instrument. It is standard tune for almost any Irish sessions and often played in combination with Kesh Jig. Though it is a real traditional tune, it … Read more

The Lonesome Boatman

The lonesome boatman tin whistle sheet music finbar furey

Played on the G-low whistle, this is absolutely Finbar Furey at his best! This song was for me the reason to buy my first low whistle. In the sheet music I have written down the basic notes of the melody line.

The intro is more … Read more

Homer’s Reel/The Phrygian Whistle

Sheet music for homer's reel and phrygian whistle

An interesting Irish-Mediterranean crossover. Great recording of two relative unknown reels, played on a D-low whistle.

The name of tune The Phrygian Whistle is coming from the scale it is played in, the phrygian scale. However, what makes it really special is the combination with … Read more