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Craigie Whistlers Whistle Classes

The Craigie Whistlers is a well-established adult's daytime class in Penny Whistle at Craigroyston Community School in Edinburgh (How to get there). We're offering two levels of tuition at present:

Beginners Whistle
9.45-10.40am | Tutor: Nigel Gatherer
Learn to play the penny whistle from scratch. Beginners can come for half an hour tuition with tutor Nigel Gatherer. Once you have attained a certain level, you will be encouraged to join in with the Improvers group at 10.30am. Until then, we will build up a repertoire of well-known Scottish tunes such as The Skye Boat Song, The Uist Tramping Song, Bluebells of Scotland and many more. You should have a penny whistle in the key of D, available from any music shop.

Improvers Whistle
10.45-11.50am | Tutor: Nigel Gatherer
For those who have learned the basics of playing the penny whistle, this is a group in which you reach the next step. Start to learn more challenging tunes, and expand the limits of your musical knowledge. You should have a penny whistle in the key of D, available from any music shop. Low D whistles welcome. Class schedule.

Craigie Whistlers are a friendly, welcoming group of (mostly) mature years. If you have any further questions about the classes or about the penny whistle, please ask (email me).


  • Through Community Education at Craigroyston Community School (email them), tel 0131 538 7285, or just turn up at the class and we'll get you sorted.
Name: Craigroyston Whistlers
Location: Craigroyston School
Day: Thursdays
Time: 9.45-11.50am
Last update: 3rd Sep 2014, 2.00pm
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Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |