elbowpipe’s eleven comments

  • Re: Low E Whistle?

    In answer to my own question (having dug out the low E I knew I had somewhere) - you cross-finger for D! 🙂 more…

  • Re: Low E Whistle?

    What I don't understand is you're supposed to be able to play A Major tunes using G fingering, but if the Low E is E Major you would have to half hole at the bottom because of D#? What am I missing? more…

  • Re: Low E Whistle?

    What are the actual notes on an E whistle? The scale of E Major? more…

  • Milltown - nowadays

    I was last there 20 years ago. Even then to listen to a decent session (and I tend to listen, not play when in Ireland) you had to go out to Mullagh. The last weekend was spoiled by groups of drunken townies. What's it like these days? My wife and I ar... more…

  • Re: Recommended Low A whistle

    Nothing I guess, but I quite like G fingering. more…

  • Re: Recommended Low A whistle

    Would the answer be to just tape the G hole (or have some kind of sliding device) on the E whistle when playing A Mix? more…

  • Re: Recommended Low A whistle

    Thanks Kenny. Thinking of ordering a Goldie Tenor E. Tommy Martin makes Eb chanters, but no-one I think makes them in E. more…

  • Re: Recommended Low A whistle

    Ahhh Richard, it's all coming back to me - I remember now Christy O'Leary suggesting playing Scottish A tunes on the Eb whistle (or was it an E ?) but using the fingering you would use on the D if you were transposing to the key of G. Does this make sense... more…

  • Recommended Low A whistle

    I'd like a Low A whistle to make it easier to play Scottish tunes. Yes I know you can squeeze them out on the D, but humour me! It might not necessarily be 'Low' (I have a Susato at present which is too quiet) - basically recommendations for a decent A w... more…

  • Question for Niall

    I was once sitting in The Green Tree in the Cowgate when we played this, and the girl sitting next to me said it was written for her. We ended up playing at her wedding, but I can't remember her name. Niall? more…