Hal Leonard Publishes Two New Titles for Tin Whistle

SBO Staff • New Products • February 23, 2022

Hal Leonard is proud to announce two new resources for anyone interested in playing the tin whistle.

The Hal Leonard Tin Whistle Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the Irish penny whistle. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner’s guide from acclaimed player Seán Gavin serves as an introduction to the instrument and its rich history. It includes access to online audio tracks with demonstrations of many of the examples in the book so beginners can confidently play at their first seisiún!

Lessons include: articulation; scales; ornamentation; tune types; rhythmic feels; melodic variations; and more. The price of the book includes access to audio online, for download or streaming, using the multi-functional audio player PLAYBACK+, available exclusively from Hal Leonard.

After beginners get through the Tin Whistle Method, it’s time for First 50 Irish Songs You Should Play on Tin Whistle! Compiled by L.E. McCullough, a world-renowned authority on the tin whistle and traditional Irish music, this book includes short historical notes so players can feel connected to the long history behind many of the songs. Titles include: The Banks of Lough Gowna • Boys of Blue Hill • Danny Boy • The Donegal Reel • Finnegan’s Wake • The Foggy Dew • Joy of My Life • Lark in the Morning • Minstrel Boy • Morrison’s Jig • The Parting Glass • The Rocky Road to Dublin • The Sally Gardens • Sligo Maid • Tabhair Dom Do Lamh • Wexford Carol • and more.

Both The Hal Leonard Tin Whistle Method and First 50 Irish Songs You Should Play on Tin Whistle retail for $14.99. More info can be found at halleonard.com and retailers can call the Hal Leonard E-Z Order Line at 1-800-554-0626 to order.

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