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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:56 am 
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I got bit hard by the whistle bug just a week ago and ordered a bunch of the cheapies to try and compare, along with some of the recommended instructional materials. I want to find some recommendations as to who to listen to in order to internalize the sounds of the instrument. There's the comprehensive "Whistle Recordings" list which is a fantastic thing to have, but I'm looking for the highly condensed version.

So far I'm listening to Mary Bergin, and Joanie Madden. Looking for recommendations on 4-6 other musicians and specific albums/recordings that feature the whistle prominently, and that are available either on Spotify or as reasonably priced CDs. And while I love the Irish stuff, it'd be great to get some suggestions from other celtic and non-celtic genres.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:43 pm 
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https://www.amazon.com/Tin-Whistles-Pad ... B000046S07

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:58 pm 
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Go here http://tinwhistler.com and click on tunes. :thumbsup:

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JackJ wrote:
Looking for recommendations on 4-6 other musicians and specific albums/recordings that feature the whistle prominently, and that are available either on Spotify or as reasonably priced CDs.


Anything by Micho Russell. The double album Rarities & Old Favorites 1949–1993: Tin Whistle, Flute & Songs from North Clare & Beyond is the best bang for the buck.

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In addition to Micho Russell and the Paddy Moloney/Sean Potts - Tin Whistles album listed above, I highly recommend:

Donncha Ó Briain - Ceol ar an bhFeadóg Stáin
Sean Ryan - Minstrels Fancy

Both are on Spotify and I believe iTunes as well.


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"The Boys From The Blue Hill" - Vinnie Kilduff
"Pure Traditional Irish Tin Whistle" - Tom McHaile [ £3.99 on iTunes" ]
"The Coming Of Spring" - Kathleen Conneely
"The Quiet House" - Noreen O'Sullivan

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"The Boys From The Blue Hill" - Vinnie Kilduff
"Pure Traditional Irish Tin Whistle" - Tom McHaile [ £3.99 on iTunes" ]
"The Coming Of Spring" - Kathleen Conneely
"The Quiet House" - Noreen O'Sullivan

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"The Boys From The Blue Hill" - Vinnie Kilduff
"Pure Traditional Irish Tin Whistle" - Tom McHaile [ £3.99 on iTunes" ]
"The Coming Of Spring" - Kathleen Conneely
"The Quiet House" - Noreen O'Sullivan

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Some great suggestions--I've been able to get many of them via streaming, and I'm ordering CDs on a few others. Thanks for the tips!


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Listen to Kenny!
Listen to Kenny!
Listen to Kenny!

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Try Micho Russell, Doncha O'Briain, Sean Potts, and Sean Ryan. For low whistle, try Davey Spillane.


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Steve Bliven wrote:
Listen to Kenny!
Listen to Kenny!
Listen to Kenny!

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... which you can do, literally, at http://www.shmu.org.uk/fm/shows/wednesday-session.


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Definitely listen to the pure tradition stuff, for grounding, but if you want a bit more variety, here are my very favorite albums:

Brian Finnegan's "The Ravishing Genius of Bones" (Soprano D Whistles, Alto A whistles, and Flutes)
https://smile.amazon.com/Ravishing-Genius-Bones-Brian-Finnegan/dp/B01N0RZFCZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519081593&sr=8-1&keywords=Ravishing+Genius+of+Bones

"Dual" by Julie Fowlis and Muireann nic Amhlaoibh (Lots of vocals, but some fantastic whistle duets)
https://smile.amazon.com/Doorley-Muireann-Amhlaoibh-Fowlis-Martin/dp/B076KDDQ4K/ref=sr_1_3?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1519081679&sr=1-3-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=dual

"Open the Door for Three" by Realta (Uilleann Pipes and Low Whistles)
https://smile.amazon.com/Open-Door-Three-R%C3%A9alta/dp/B009ZWTM9E/ref=sr_1_3?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1519081808&sr=1-3-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=open+the+door+for+3

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A short list? Probably not.

To the earlier suggestions, I'd like to add Lawrence O'Hearn (https://open.spotify.com/artist/19VRqq6vFs6RWvHJBNlHFZ?si=ZtSNF1QjRh-G-QHfAzexZw) and Brian Hughes. (Spotify conflates two different artists on the Brian Hughes artist page. See https://open.spotify.com/album/2dNKOthfLvoiOjbazTb0C7?si=QAm9HgxRTR2MRzE2aitrNQ and https://open.spotify.com/album/40QW3No5QkbgyPBIMZbplh?si=CMq9gVdcR2Sg7zRsjWgepw for the latest whistle albums.)


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