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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:37 pm 
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Hi All,
I just read that in order for an uilleann pipe to play with guitar etc, the # have to be taped and all notes tuned as d e f g a b c
Does that mean that tin whistles need that also?
I want to play Pogues and Flogging Molly with others and was wondering about being in the same ball park as the others.
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I just read that in order for an uilleann pipe to play with guitar etc, the # have to be taped and all notes tuned as d e f g a b c


You probably shouldn't believe everything you read on the interwebs. If there would be any problem playing the pipes and guitar together,to begin with, it would be a slightly flat F (and perhaps B), taping would only make things more flat.

Don't worry about it when playing the whistle, use your ear and mind your blowing.

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I play quite a few Pogues songs as well as more traditional tunes and my sparring partner plays along with a couple different accordions, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and bodrhan. They all work really well with the whistle. Also, if you like those bands, you may also like the Mahones.


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Thank you for your replies.
That settles that!
Yes I have one Mahones CD, they rock!
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When playing along with others, live or on recordings, you often need a whistle in a key other than D.

Do enough playing with non-ITM musicians and you end up with a pile of whistles in a large number of keys.

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Mr.Gumby wrote:
If there would be any problem playing the pipes and guitar together,to begin with, it would be a slightly flat F (and perhaps B), taping would only make things more flat.

That, and having to grow an extra pair of arms.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:59 am 
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So Hoopy is still here. I'm surprised he didn't mention that Andrea Corr plays along with other instruments and nobody mentions her whistle...

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:49 am 
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Steve Bliven wrote:
So Hoopy is still here. I'm surprised he didn't mention that Andrea Corr plays along with other instruments and nobody mentions her whistle...

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Per the OP, Spider Stacey most often plays a regular D whistle on the Pogues recordings. Some notable exceptions being: The Body of an American (C whistle), Billy's Bones (high F whistle). I am sure that there are others, but the D whistle that you have should work for the majority of the Pogues stuff. The first tune that I learned on the tin whistle is a Pogues tune, written by Spider, Repeal of the Licensing Laws. As far as playing with other instruments, it helps to have a tunable whistle. If you are a cheap-skate like me, that means a Generation or Feadog etc. where the mouthpiece is adjustable. Also of note: Your C natural and F natural can be used to great effect with half-holing and practice. A good deal of the Pogues whistle parts are played in the second and third octave. In order to be heard in a 7-9 piece band, the whistle player has to go high. Getting comfortable playing up high will do you a lot of good.


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Steve Bliven wrote:
So Hoopy is still here. I'm surprised he didn't mention that Andrea Corr plays along with other instruments and nobody mentions her whistle...

Yup, but not often. By a curious coincidence, I've just been looking through CDs at my local charity shop and almost came away with what I thought was another Corrs CD, but I misread the typeface and I think it was something like "Corrodes" - maybe Andrea's alter-ego thrash metal side.

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