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Penny Whistle Fantasy

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screenshot_329I love American Bluegrass and Celtic music, two similar styles on opposite sides of the pond.  I love their earthiness and simplicity, liveliness and deep expression of emotion.  Nothing can pick me up and get me moving like a good jig or a reel.  On my bucket list of things to do in my life are entries for

  • Learn to play the bagpipes
  • Learn to play the mandolin

Now I think I want to add a third one:

  • Play the pennywhistle

I was thinking about Celtic music and how much fun it was to listen to the penny (or tin) whistle.  An entry level whistle is quite inexpensive, and I found on-line instructions from the OIAM (Online Academy of Irish Music), so I popped over to Amazon and ordered a whistle.   For those of you who know what I’m talking about, it’s a Clarke Celtic in the key of…

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Since 2001, Niagara Celtic has hosted an annual Celtic Festival in Western New York to honor the history and heritage of everyone with Irish, Scottish and Welsh history, along with the other Celtic Nations. Our presence has expanded online to become a year-round way to connect with the worldwide Celtic Community.


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