eamons53’s fifty-four comments

  • Re: Choosing a low D whistle: 2019

    I have Kerry Thunderbird, V5 and Optima, Howard and Syn Low Ds but my prized Low D is my Hammy Hamilton. It has the most beautiful tone and is simply exquisite to play. It is part of a 3 piece set ( Eb, D & C) thought I use the Low D foot mostly. It is we... more…

  • Re: Can I make my low Whistle louder?

    I have Syn, Howard, Kerry Optima, Kerry V5, Kerry Thunderbird and Hammy Hamilton Low Ds. more…

  • Re: MANUS McGUIRE Fiddle Masterclass (6pm to 7.30pm) followed by Concert (8.30pm to 10pm)

    Here is a clip of Manus McGuire, fiddle and Gary O' Briain, guitar playing Geneveive's Waltz, Manus McGuire's own composition for his wife. Recorded in McDermotts in Doolin in 2002. more…

  • MANUS McGUIRE Fiddle Masterclass (6pm to 7.30pm) followed by Concert (8.30pm to 10pm)

    Masterclass: Educational talk about fiddle playing in general, regional fiddle styles in Ireland and about tunes that are particularly suited to fiddle playing, bowing techniques, care of the fiddle and music background information related to Irish tradit... more…

  • Re: Generation-sounding D whistles

    Killarney whistles are my choice - and consider getting a C as well as a D - you'll be surprised at the difference in timbre one note lower makes. They are excellent to play and feel great in your hands as well - quality. more…

  • Re: Top notes for folk recorder?

    I understand your attachment to the recorder - you have the extra Low C and C# that the D whistles don't, you can play F naturals and other problematic sharps/flats that they can't do easily if at all. I've played recorders (C & F) for over 50 years and n... more…

  • Re: Abc extensions?

    The Craic would not be my choice - it doesn't transpose and is expensive if you compare it to Tunebook which does. Tunebook has many more features and is much easier to use. I bought both but never use the Craic. more…

  • Re: A To F

    Whistle players should have more than just D whistles. Solves issues with difficult keys without gymnastics. more…

  • Re: Free Tin Whistle and Irish Flute apps for iPad

    Thanks Michael - I really enjoy your many apps - they bring a new dimension for musical experience. Would it be possible to do a side by side split on the tin whistle app to make it run on an iPhone/iPod? more…

  • Re: Alternating between whistles of different keys

    I have whistles in most keys from Low D up to High G. At sessions and Comhaltas D, G, A and C are the useful ones (in that order). My selection of whistle is based on any challenges in the music: more…