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 Community Education Improvers Whistle
Community Education
Improvers Whistle
Location Online
Day/Time Thurs 10-11am
Latest update 16 Mar '23 10am

Run by the City of Edinburgh Community Education programme, in this online class you will continue to learn to play the penny whistle in a friendly, fun group. You should have a penny whistle in the key of D, available from any music shop. You will expand on the basics of playing the whistle, and build up a repertoire of tunes.

Use the schedule below to find out what we're doing each week, and download music if required. Many of the tunes also have MP3 soundfiles, which can be very useful to listen to to get the idea of the tunes. Any questions, just ask (email me).

Term B (Jan-Mar 2023)
Date Tunes
26/1 B1 Mingulay Boat Song song air
2/2 B2 Mull of Kintyre song air
9/2 B3 Will Ye No Come Back Again? song air
16/2 -- Mid-term - no class
23/2 B4 O'Connor's Polka Irish polka
2/3 B5 Highland Cathedral slow air
9/2 B6 Shoe the Donkey mazurka
16/3 B7 Scarborough Fair English ballad air
23/3 B8 Whiskey in the Jar
30/3 B9
6/4 -- Easter - no class
13/4 -- Easter - no class
20/4 C1 King of the Road
27/4 C2
4/5 C3 The Auld Hoose
11/5 C4
18/5 C5 Dumbarton's Drums
Term A (Sep-Dec 2022)
Date Tunes
29/9 A1 Waters of Kylesku waltz
6/10 A2 The Rovin Ploughboy song air
13/10 A3 All My Loving pop/rock
20/10 -- Mid-term - no class
27/10 A4 The Reel of Tullochgorum 2/4 reel
3/11 A5 The Gentle Maiden Irish song air
10/11 A6 The Dawning of the Day
Patrick O'Connors
Irish song air
Irish polka
17/11 A7 The Leaving of Liverpool Irish song air
24/11 A8 My Singing Bird Irish song air
1/12 A9 Nigel Gatherer's Xmas Songs Book 2
8/12 A10

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