Irish Whistle
by Tim Hart

One of Ireland's oldest instruments, the whistle is a perennial voice in traditional music. Join Tim Hart for an exploration of the history, mechanics and sounds of this deceptively simple instrument, from traditional, high "pennywhistles" to midrange alto/baritone sounds and the haunting low whistle. Take-home materials will be provided on scales and modes in Irish music, along with notes on common ornamental techniques. A promotional recording of Tim's original whistle compositions will also be available.


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