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SMG Slow Session Class

Craigie Whistlers Improvers Whistle

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.


  • 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. The next term starts on Thursday 26th January 2017.

Term B (January - March 2017)
Special Project: "Tin Whistles"

Tin WhistlesTin Whistles was a 1974 LP by Paddy Moloney and Sean Potts consisting of, well, whistle music. It contains some very fine examples of Irish whistle playing, both solo and duets. For the next eight weeks, the Craigie whistle class is going to look at a number of tunes from that album, using transcriptions by Nigel Gatherer, and including embellishments and variations.

Download the Tin Whistles album

26/1 B1 [69] Did You Wash Your Father's Shirt?
The Mountain Top
[STD] [WHI] [MP3]
2/2 B2 [70] Fairy Tune [STD] [WHI] [MP3]
9/2 B3 [71] The Piper's Chair/Gander in the Pratie Hole [STD] [WHI] [MP3]
16/2 XX Mid Term: No Class
23/2 B4 Planxty George Brabazon [STD] [WHI] [MP3]
2/3 B5 The Ballyfin Slide
Cock of the North
[STD] [WHI] [MP3]
9/3 B6 The Hag At The Spinning Wheel [STD] [WHI] [MP3]
16/3 B7 The O'Rourkes' Feast
23/3 B8 The Heathery Breeze [MP3]
Term A (September - December 2016)
Date Tunes Downloads
22/9 A1 [10] Jock o' Hazeldean/Rothesay Bay [WHI] [STD] [MP3]
29/9 A2 [64] The Hills of Mull [WHI] [STD]
6/10 A3 [63] The Marino Waltz [WHI] [STD]
13/10 A4 [16] Her Mantle So Green [WHI] [STD] [MP3]
20/10 XX Mid Term: No Class
27/10 A5 [04] The Flitter Dance [WHI] [STD] [MP3]
3/11 A6 [65] Leone de Naples [WHI] [STD] [MP3]
10/11 A7 [66] Bright Star in Cepheus [WHI] [STD] [MP3]
17/11 A8 [67] The Bergen [WHI] [STD] [MP3]
24/11 A9 [68] Tricia's Song
1/12 A10 End-of-Term Stramash
Name: Improvers Whistle
Location: Craigroyston School
Day: Thursdays
Time: 10.50-11.50am
Last update: 23rd Jan 2017 4pm

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |