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The Irish Whistle. 2009. The Irish Whistle: A blog dedicated to the Irish tin whistle or pennywhistle.. irishtinwhistle.blogspot.com/.

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McDonnell's Traditional Irish Music Slow Session. 2013. McDonnell's Traditional Irish Music Slow Session. (... "Learn More About Slow Sessions, Session Tunes, Sheet Music" ... ). Melbourne, Australia: The Corkman Pub.

The Session. 2013. The Session. thesession.org/

Slow Session. 2013. Slow Session. (At least for the time being, our Slow Session is online only). Bloomington, IL: www.thewhistleshop.com.

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Ochs, Bill. 2001. The Clarke Tin Whistle: Deluxe Edition (Book & CD). Pennywhistler's Press. http://www.amazon.com/The-Clarke-Tin-Whistle-Edition/dp/0962345679/

See: Manning, Gerard - 1994 - below ...

"There are several good beginners books. The most reccomended include" (http://www.ceolas.org/instruments/Tin.Whistle):

  • "Geraldine Cotter's Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor". Ossian

Publications, Cork. 1983, reviesed 1989. ISBN 0 946005 12 5. Includes notes on ornamentation and 100 Irish tunes. The Ossian catalog lists it for IR6.50 (about US$10) with a companion tape for IR3.99. Ossian also publishes Tom Maguire's "The Tin Whistle Book" for IR2.25; this is much more simple and basic than the Cotter book.

  • Robin Williamson: "The Penny Whistle Book". Oak Publications, New York.

1977. ISBN 0 8256 0190 8. Not as detailed on ornamentation as the Cotter book but has a good description of the modal basis of traditional music. Has many international tunes, though some of the arrangements are a bit irregular.

  • Cathal McConnell, flute and whistle player with Boys of the Lough has a

book+tape set available from Homespun tapes (Box 694, Woodstock, NY 12498). I've heard good reports about it.

  • John and Eithne Valley: "Learn to play the Tin Whistle" books 1-3. Armagh

Piper's Club. 1976 (7ed.).

  • Traditional Highland Tin Whistle is a tutor based on Scottish tunes,

including some transposed bagpipe tunes.

For more advanced players, probably the best book around on the whistle, including lots on ornamentation, phrasing and articulation is:

  • L.E. McCullough: "The Complete Irish Tin Whistle Tutor". Silver Spear

Publications, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, first published in 1976, revised since then. (see his website: http://members.aol.com/feadaniste)

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Clarke's Tin Whistle. 1993. Clarke's Tin Whistle. (James Galway introduces the dramatised rags-to-riches story of Suffolk-born musician and farm labourer Robert Clarke, who in 1843 walked to Manchester, built a successful tin whistle factory, and eventually returned in triumph to his village, buying the house of the Squire who sacked him. Featuring three renowned international tin whistle players: Bill Ochs (USA), Robert Sithole (South Africa), Mary Bergin (Ireland). This film was made in 1993, to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the invention of the tin whistle. Sadly, Robert Sithole died in 2006). vimeo.com/27537291.

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What key of tin whistle matches the Great Highland Bagpipes?. 'Using an Eb (E-flat) penny whistle it comes out in the correct key for the GHB'. whistleaway.com/questiondetail.asp?QID=982.

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Allstaff, Kirsten. 2012. Beginner Irish Tin Whistle Lesson No.1 of 6: Hand and Finger positioning - D maj Scale. (Scale). Ireland: Online Academy of Irish Music.

Bergin, Mary. 2009. Mary Bergin, Cologne, Germany, 1990 (2). Cologne, Germany: youtube.com.

Bergin, Mary. 2009. Mary Bergin Tin Whistle. youtube.com.

Duns, Ryan. 2007. A Jesuit's Introduction to the Irish Tin Whistle. tinwhistler.blogspot.com.

Flook. 2006. Flook - Pressed For Time (live on the Blackstaff Sessions). Northern Ireland: BBC Northern Ireland.

Johnston, Thomas. 2011. Expert Irish Tin Whistle Lessons/ Tutorials from Online Academy of Irish Music with Thomas Johnston. (2nd Lesson - "The New Broom"). Ireland: Online Academy of Irish Music.

Smyth, Mikie. 2011. Expert Irish Tin Whistle Lesson for the Online Academy of Irish Music with Mikie Smyth. ("The Wandering Minstrel Player"). Ireland: Online Academy of Irish Music.

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Duncan, Gordon. 1990s. Gordon Duncan in the "Dougie MacLean Band". Youtube.com.

Duncan, Gordon. 1990s. Gordon Duncan / Vale of Atholl Pipeband. Youtube.com.

E Flat Tin Whistles

Riley, Jess. 2008. Tamlin on E flat Generation Tin Whistle - Jess Riley. youtube.com/.

Starrett, Sharon. 2011. Sharon Starrett. (Playing her E-flat Penny Whistle. She is a member of Ptarmigan...they play at the Waterloo Ice House, 38th and Lamar, in Austin, TX). Austin, TX: youtube.com.

Scottish Tin Whistle

Scottish Tin Whistle. 2011. Scottish Tin Whistle. ("Introducing the Scottish version of Irish Tin Whistle, preserving the fingering from the Highland and small Bagpipe"). youtube.com.

Scottish Tin Whistle Bb. 2011. Scottish Tin Whistle Bb. ("My first attempt to built the "Scottish Tin Whistle" in Bb. Appologies to my bad play because I'm still learning but sound is great.Ah!, the fingering is exactly to the Highland Bagpipe fingering, this way avoid confusion to all Bagpipers who wants to play that instrument"). youtube.com.

Tin Whistle and Bagpipes

Irish Bagpipes and Tin Whistle. 2010. Irish Bagpipes and Tin Whistle: Bonny at Morn (celtic Northumbrian music). ("A Northumbrian tune I learnt from 3rdDerivative videos ;) I found it beautiful to play, on my Uilleann Pipes, with a string background with my elec. piano."). youtube.com.

Rieu, Andre. 2012. Amazing Grace w/bagpipes & penny whistle. (Tin whistle and bagpipe play together at about 3:45. What key is that penny whistle in?). YouTube.com.

The Sleeping Tune: Scottish Smallpipes and Tin Whistle. 2012. The Sleeping Tune: Scottish Smallpipes and Tin Whistle. (Composed by Gordan Duncan - truly a beautiful tune. I've mixed this with some tin whistle to add a little bit of texture; mixing isn't really my thing, but I gave it my all!). youtube.com.

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Free Tin Whistle Lessons. 2013. Free Tin Whistle Lessons. Ireland: www.oaim.ie/free-lessons/whistle.

Manning, Gerard. 1994. Ceolas Tin Whistle Guide. (1. Introduction 2. Tutors 3. Recordings 4. Buying, Brand Comparison 5. Tuning 6. Sources). ceolas.org/instruments/Tin.Whistle.

Whistle Away. 2013. Whistle Away: For the Tin whistle enthusiast. whistleaway.com.

Whistle Tutor: Whistle Tutor: Irish Tin Whistle Tutorials and Lessons. ("Whistletutor was created in 2000 by tin whistle player Sean Cunningham to teach Irish traditional music on the tin whistle (pennywhistle) using interactive tutorials and lessons. The site covers all levels from beginner to advanced techniques. ... Nothing! Whistletutor has always been and continues to be comepletely free"). Ireland: www.whistletutor.com.

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Irish Pennywhistle. 2013. Irish Pennywhistle. en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Irish_Pennywhistle.

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