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Tommy Makem's instrument/?

doc.tom 11 Dec 11 - 08:57 AM
Elmore 11 Dec 11 - 08:19 AM
alex s 11 Dec 11 - 07:18 AM
Mr Happy 11 Dec 11 - 06:22 AM
Leadfingers 11 Dec 11 - 05:20 AM
kendall 11 Dec 11 - 04:41 AM
Big Mick 10 Dec 11 - 07:20 PM
gnu 10 Dec 11 - 05:39 PM
gnu 10 Dec 11 - 05:36 PM
gnu 10 Dec 11 - 05:34 PM
Tigger the Tiger 10 Dec 11 - 05:33 PM
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Subject: RE: Tommy Makem's instrument/?
From: doc.tom
Date: 11 Dec 11 - 08:57 AM

Packie's stethascope was a tap-fitting bath shower hose - he referred to the instrument he thus created with two tin whistles as a 'Pandemonium'.


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Subject: RE: Tommy Makem's instrument/?
From: Elmore
Date: 11 Dec 11 - 08:19 AM

Tommy Makem's best musical instrument was his voice.


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Subject: RE: Tommy Makem's instrument/?
From: alex s
Date: 11 Dec 11 - 07:18 AM

My mate Vince Grey (ex-Callies with Billy Mitchell) used to play 2 at a time in New York Village (Northumberland....)


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Subject: RE: Tommy Makem's instrument/?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Dec 11 - 06:22 AM

Packie Byrne used to play two at the same time as well, he was known to use a stethoscope to add to the spectacle!!


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Subject: RE: Tommy Makem's instrument/?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Dec 11 - 05:20 AM

Packie Byrne used to play two at te same time as well .

And in all the photos I remember of the Clancy's , it seems Tommy was playing a Generation whistle , Still VERY good value IF you find one with a decent mouthpiece .


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Subject: RE: Tommy Makem's instrument/?
From: kendall
Date: 11 Dec 11 - 04:41 AM

Did you ever see, hear Cathel McConnell play TWO tin whistles at a time?


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Subject: RE: Tommy Makem's instrument/?
From: Big Mick
Date: 10 Dec 11 - 07:20 PM

The penny whistle, like the bodhran, is very easy to play, but very difficult to play well. As in all instruments, practice is the key. But overall, one can master the basics of making music on the whistles fairly quickly. I would suggest that you pick up Geraldine Cotter's tin whistle tutor.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tommy Makem's instrument/?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Dec 11 - 05:39 PM

Also called Penny Whistle.

Leadfingers is a master if ya got any specific questions. There are many others in this here Café that can help answer your questions.


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Subject: RE: Tommy Makem's instrument/?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Dec 11 - 05:36 PM

Oh... re "by ear". Depends on yer ear eh?


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Subject: RE: Tommy Makem's instrument/?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Dec 11 - 05:34 PM

Tin whistle.


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Subject: Tommy Makem's instrument/?
From: Tigger the Tiger
Date: 10 Dec 11 - 05:33 PM

I really do not know wind instruments at all. Can you tell me exactly what is the little whistly pipe thing Makem Played, like in Lord of the Dance?Is this easy to play by ear?Thanks


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