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5 interesting facts about our traditional Feadog Irish Whistle

5 interesting facts about our traditional Feadog Irish Whistle.


by Joao Ferreira


Browsing through the internet and reading many articles about music, traditional Irish music, songs and tunes, I found out many particular facts about the Tin Whistle or Penny Whistle, depends where the search is made.

So, in this article, I list these 5 facts. Let`s see if you know some or all of them..


1 – Stepdance.

In Irish stepdance, dancers keep their upper bodies stiff while doing intricate footwork. There are many dancers who are able to play the tin whistle and play the dance at the same time. It is great.

.2- Céilidh.

A céilidh (pronounced “kay-lee”) is a traditional Irish or Scottish social gathering, generally involving Gaelic music, dancing and tin whistle tunes and presentations.

3- An affordable instrument.

The tin whistle is an inexpensive instrument. Irish schoolchildren learn the basics of playing this simple instrument like American schoolchildren learn the soprano recorder.

4- Pubs.

Informal gatherings at pubs are where most of the Irish folk music action happens today. People gather to learn tunes from each other, usually by ear.

5- “The Unicorn”.

The poet Shel Silverstein wrote the song “The Unicorn” and it was very popular by the Canadian band The Irish Rovers in 1968. American poet, Canadian band, Irish singers – isn’t the world a fascinating place? Feadog Original Irish Whistles has been connecting the world for 42 years.


I hope you have had fun reading these facts. Did you know them?

I believe after these 5 Feadog Whistle features, 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.


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