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10  memories all Irish people have of learning our Feadog whistle – part 1

10  memories all Irish people have of learning our Feadog whistle – part 1


by Joao Ferreira


Browsing through the internet and reading many articles I realized 10 memories that all Irish person has about learning how to play our Feadog Whistle. One or more of this memories you will be identified with.

So, in this article, I selected the first 5 memories.


1- The day your book list included the words ‘tin whistle’ was a joyous one

At that day you were sure that you would become a Tin Whistle Legend, as Mary Bergin or Paddy Molloney.

2- The suspense about whether your Mam would get you a blue and silver whistle or a gold and green whistle was real 

And we always know that we would get a Feadog Whistle, and we were very happy about it.

3- The day you learned the finger placements for “do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do” on the tin whistle was a gamechanger

How nice is to find out what the music is about.

4- Even if you sometimes messed up the high notes

I really understand my parents now and how patient they were.

5- You had a folder full of sheet music like this

It was impossible to learn music from that thing. We just followed the holes.



I believe after these 5 Feadog Whistle memories, you will be inspired to learn how to play our Feadog Whistles better and better. So, browse our website and look for the one that suits you. If you are already a player becomes our fan visiting our InstagramFacebook and Twitter to be aware of tips and further information.

Next article I will list the next 5 memories. See you then.

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