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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 …

Generation whistles -links and examples

See also my comments on “Bad Generation whistles?.” It’s simply to help counteract some of the more hysterical …

Bad Generation whistles

The story seems to have several variants: Beginner or inexperienced player writes on a discussion board that they didn’t want to …