The Funny Whistle reel

Also known as An Fhideag Airgid, The Silver Whistle.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

The Funny Whistle has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Funny Whistle has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: The Funny Whistle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
dc |: BF(3FFF dedc | BF(3FFF fedc | BF(3FFF Bcde | fgfd c2 dc |
BF(3FFF dF(3FFF | eF(3FFF f3 d | efec dedB |1 ABcA F2 dc :|2 ABcA F2 DE ||
|: Fdcd Bdcd | edce fBAB | Fdcd Bcde | fgfd c2 dc |
BF(3FFF dF(3FFF | eF(3FFF f3 d | efec dedB |1 ABcA F2 DE :|2 ABcA F2 dc ||

Three comments

The Funny Whistle

A nice Bminor slowish reel - I got this from Colm O’Rua at a banjo mandolin workshop on Skye in 2004. It is the second reel in a set on Daimh’s second album Pirates of Puirt. Said to be written by Davy Garrett who I believe is a piper and author of a Scottish whistle tutor book.

An Fhideag Airgid…

or The Silver Whistle is the original name of the tune as well as the name of Davy Garret’s whistle tutor.

Another wee gem that I think I’ll learn on the banjo as it sounds as if it’ll sit well.

I wonder where Davie’s hiding out these days? Maybe I should buy his book.