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GUEST,Nick 23 Jul 01 - 01:15 PM
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Subject: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 01:15 PM

I just bought my 2nd low pennywhistle (Big enough to be a nicklewhistle) My new one is a D, the older one is an F. I have gotten used to the reach on the F , the D is a new challenge.

I have got Loch Lomand pretty much down on the F. I like the way it sounds. I am looking for other tunes (preferably from Digital tradition data base, love that tabliture) to play.

Any sggestions? Thanks Nick


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: SeanM
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 01:30 PM

Low airs are a good bet for the low whistles.

If you're in a puckish mood though, pretty much anything written for clarinet sounds good on low D.

M


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 01:41 PM

Can you name a few? I am not sure If I would know a low air if it bit me on the fipple. Nick


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 01:43 PM

Doesn't Big Mick play the low D? Stick around and see if he answers.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 01:47 PM

SeanM is right Nick, Slow Airs are great on Low D
Blind Mary, is a nice tune to have a go at
Have you visited some of the whistle sites on the internet?
links here
though some may have moved - I haven't checked in a while, the whistle workshop is a great site for tunes

roger


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 01:55 PM

which whistle you got Nick - brand name?
One of my favourite tunes is Cailín na Gruaige Doinne which I think translates as the girl with the brown hair
For Ireland I would not speak her name is a nice tune to try too


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 02:33 PM

Both as Susatos cost about 45 each. There were beautiful Aluminum Chieftans for $160 but I figure I need learn to play better before I make that investment.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: CraigS
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 02:37 PM

Slow airs for bagpipes work well. Try "The Flowers of the Forest". Also look for tunes from the Breton tradition.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: GUEST,Claymore
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 03:01 PM

Get a hold of either CD by Joanie Madden entitled "Song of the Irish Whistle" (I & II) which I believe are put out by Hearts o'Space. She is also a member of the group, Cherish the Ladies.

IMO these two CD's are, bar none, the best two examples of Low Whistle tunes on the planet, and I use the CD's to set my main speakers when I do sound gigs. It never fails that someone will come up and ask about whichever of the two CD's I am playing. And if you ever get a chance to hear her in person, don't pass it up. (The group is out of Maryland, and does mostly East Coast, but sometimes national).

If get anywhere near all the tunes on the CD's, you've got a full repetoire. Good Luck!


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: ScottyG
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 03:14 PM

Here's me with another plug for the Battlefield Band. John McKusker wrote a low whistle tune for his Irish granny. It's a lovely, haunting melody he calls "Magheracloone", and it's on the Rain, Hail, or Shine CD, immediately preceding Norlan' Wind. .

Cheers,

ScottyG


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 06:39 PM

Treat yourself to a copy of 'The Low Whistle Book' (Steafan Hannigan & David LedsamISBN 0-9525305-1-1). Comes with a CD, about £13 in the UK


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 08:13 PM

Well there are a lot of Rugby songs which are pretty low...


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 08:59 PM

Catter Musicman's friend Kent Fiddy, wrote a lovely tune for low D called Aire for the Islands. You can listen to it here. I thought Musicman had put the abc here on Mudcat, but I can't find it.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: Mad4Mud
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 09:24 PM

My husband recommends Sean Nos airs from the Irish tradition. Many of them are in the book "Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland" by Tomas O Canainn. Common tunes are Roisin Dubh, Anach Cuan and The Coolin. A favorite of his is Spailin a Ruin.
Joe McKenna has a wonderful CD out called "The Low Whistle" as well.
Good luck!


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: alison
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 12:47 AM

any slow airs sound great.....

I like "she moved through the fair", "carrickfergus", etc....

but as someone said you can buy books of Irish slow airs.... a great investment........

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 07:55 AM

And after you've got through all these suggestions, it will be time for some scorching reels, Davey Spillane style.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: forty two
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 08:35 AM

Lament to Limerick sounds good and to throw in a piece of contemporary into a traditional session, what about an Abba tune. Don't know the propper spelling but, is it "Takitta"? A flute player I know plays it on the low D whistle and it sounds quite amazing!!


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: alison
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 10:27 AM

I guess that would be "chiquittita"(probably wrong spelling) by ABBA...

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 12:12 PM

Mad4Mud TóC's book is the one I use, O'Rahilly's Grave is a beautiful tune if I can just hit the high A's OK
How do you rate the Low whistle book willa? I was shown one several months ago but didn't get time to have a good look


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 01:39 PM

Seems excellent to me, but then I'm only a beginner.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: GUEST,Kaleb
Date: 24 Jul 01 - 04:37 PM

Inisheer is my favorite on a low D whistle. Shebeg Shemore, Crested Hen, Miss Rowan Davies and the Butterfly are nice as well.


Kaleb


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 25 Jul 01 - 02:00 PM

'The Living Tradition', Issue 44, gives Joe McKenna's 'The Irish Low Whistle' (Shanachie SHACD78043) a good review.


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Subject: RE: Looking for BS. Low whistle tunes to play
From: bobbi
Date: 25 Jul 01 - 02:37 PM

How about the theme song from the Andy Griffith Show? ;-)


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 25 Jul 01 - 07:37 PM

The haunting fiddle air Ashoken Farewell, popularised by the American Civil War series, works well on a low whistle. The guy who wrote it has a website HERE, where you can hear a definitive midi version.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: Kernow John
Date: 26 Jul 01 - 03:52 AM

With apologies for spelling, Ar Eirinn and Cill Chaise.
KJ


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Subject: RE: Looking for Low whistle tunes to play
From: Brían
Date: 26 Jul 01 - 05:20 AM

Any of the tunes mentioned are great. I think any of Turloch O'Carolan's tunes: LORD INCHWIN, FANNY POWER(my favorite slogan) are a good place to start. If you are going to try Sean-Nós airs, get recordings of them, they are quite impossible to notate and difficult for a begginer to follow.The book,"Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland" by Tomás Ó Canainn has a recording that comes with it. Séamus Ennis is another great musician to listen to for slow airs.

Brían.


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Subject: The Coolin
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jun 10 - 12:52 PM

The Coolin


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