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
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
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
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
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
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
A traditional folk song about a married lady who runs off from her lord, leaving her wealthy life behind to join the gypsy life.
There is a small instrumental melody line which is played as intro and repeated a few times throughout the song. There … Read more
If you want to see, hear and feel the heart of Irish music, you definitely have to watch the movie The Chieftains, Live over Ireland, Water from the Well. This recording from the movie, the tune The Ballyfin Slide from Paddy Moloney, has it all. … Read more
The Rathlin Island reel and Sporting Paddy reel have become famous by this incredible performance of Sharon Shannon on tin whistle. I think this version of Sharon Shannon is absolutely one of the funkiest ones. Beautiful virtuoso tin whistle playing and what a great band! … Read more