Traditional Irish Tunes Played On The Tin Whistle (CD 1/2) / Ceolta Seisiún Na HÉireann - Irish Session Tunes: The Green Book (CD 1/2)

By Geraldine Cotter

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100 tunes in 2 CDs

This 2-disk set is the companion to Geraldine Cotter’s "Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor". I got it thinking it would be a good reference, and it is, but even more, Geraldine’s playing is always dead on, and very enjoyable. This is just naked whistle, no other instruments, which brings out the melody, phrasing, etc, where you can learn it right.

I wish my Generations whistle sounded this good. 🙂

Geraldine has put together a very nice collection of tunes to go along with her ….Tin Whistle Tutor." There are some obscure jems here to go along with the more well known tunes. The settings are whistle/flute friendly which means if your looking to gain insight into where to breathe and how to breathe musically there is plenty to glean. She includes more airs than the usual two or three found in these type of collections and her recorded demonstrations of them is indeed worthy of study. I personally would not recomend the "tutor" to a beginner to learn from although many of her remarks about playing trad music are dead on and quotable. The "tutor" includes transcriptions for the 100 tunes which are worth having if you compile/collect that sort of thing.


Track number 6 is lists Malloy’s (jig). This tune is more commonly known as "Contentment is Wealth."


"Ceolta Seisiún Na HÉireann - Irish Session Tunes: The Green Book"

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Also released as this publication, with 2 CDs, this being the first of those two recordings…