Traditional English music

Melodeon and tin whistle

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Andrew Wigglesworth

Melodeon and whistle player

Greenman Rising

A bit of info.

This is my music website.

I play traditional music (mostly English, but also Irish, Scottish etc) on melodeons and tin whistles.

I play for folk dances (ceilidhs, country dances, barn dances) and in the band Greenman Rising.

I have been playing the melodeon for around 25 years, and the tin whistle from about the age of seven. I’ve played and danced with several local morris and rapper teams, sat in hundreds of music sessions, on scores of festival stages and played for more ceilidhs than I could possibly count.

I am based in Coventry, in the English Midlands.

Recent Posts

How to place a tin whistle in the mouth and blow it

The tin whistle is a simple instrument and you’d think that how to place it in the mouth and blow it would be simple and obvious. …

Tin whistle reviews

In my view, videos made of people playing whistles are basically worthless for judging the qualities of a tin whistle. What do they …

Why the melodeon?

People often assume that I chose to play the melodeon because there is something specifically special about the instrument that …

Will you play at our charity event?

This can be a touchy subject, and I certainly do not intend to offend anyone. In the ceilidhs and band events I play for we offer a …

Is it English Country Dance, Ceilidh or a Barn Dance?

English social dance has something of a nomenclature problem, which comes from its long history and modern misconceptions or …