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Irish Tinwhistle
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Contained in this site are details of a book which details how to play music on the tinwhistle. The rudiments of learning music are covered. Information is given on how to read the notes, the duration of notes and the relevant rests. Sharps, flats, natural notes,accidentals and dotted notes are also described. End of part signs are also explained.

As for playing the tinwhistle itself, details are given on how to learn and practise the common scales. A diagram is included of the fretboard. Tuning, picking, fingering and holding the tinwhistle are also covered. Various types of ornamentation are dealt with. 50 tunes which are written out in standard musical notation are included.

*List of Tunes in Book*
1 Dawning of the Day  March
2 Séan South  March
3 Three Flowers  March
4 Enniskillen Dragoon  March
5 O'Donnell Abu   March
6 My Lovely Nell  March
7 Mountains of Pomeroy  March
8 Lakes of Coolfin Lament
9 Eibhlín a Rúin Slow Air
10 Éamonn a' Chnoic March
11 Egans Polka  Polka
12 Polka No. 2  Polka
13 Polka No. 3  Polka
14 Polka No. 4  Polka
15 Polka No. 5  Polka
16 Polka No. 6  Polka
17 Madame Maxwell  O' Carolan
18 Stack of Wheat  Hornpipe
19 Walshe's H/P  Hornpipe
20 Off to California  Hornpipe
21 Harvest Home Hornpipe
22 Kildare Hornpipe Hornpipe
23 Stack of Barley  Setdance
24 Blackthorn Stick  Jig
25 Ward's Jig  Jig
26 Smash The Windows  Jig
27 Trip To The Cottage  Jig
28 Munster Buttermilk  Jig
29 Kesh Jig  Jig
30 My Darling's Asleep  Jig
31 Connachtman's Rambles  Jig
32 Teetotoler's Reel  Reel
33 Humours of Glendart  Jig
34 Maguire's Jig  Jig
35 New Town Bridge  Reel
36 Sailor on the Rock  Reel
37 The Skylark  Reel
38 The Floating Crowbar  Reel
39 The Woman in the House  Reel
40 Miss Lyon's Favourite  Reel
41 Merry Blacksmith  Reel
42 The Sally Gardens  Reel
43 Green Gates  Reel
44 Navvy on the Line  Reel
45 St. Anne's Reel  Reel
46 Humours of Tulla  Reel
47 Crowley's Reel Reel
48 Mary O' Neills  Reel
49 Maid Behind the Bar Reel
50 The Ashplant  Reel
*Book Purchase*

If you want to buy this book it costs 5 Irish punts or 5 sterling or $10 US dollars. The price includes airmail postage to any part of the world. To convert this into the currency of your country please click on the universal converter which follows: Universal Currency Converter

If you want to purchase this book please send the money to the following address.

Donnacha Ó Baoighill,  
50 Carrickhill Rise,  
Co. Dublin.  
Republic of Ireland.
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*Useful Links*
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