A new Goal for 2009, learn this:
via Tin Whistle Buyer’s Guide and FAQ
The whistle can be used to play haunting slow airs or the most complex up-tempo jigs, reels, hornpipes and other dance tunes. You will find many people who have heard and loved Irish Music and didn’t realize it was the little whistle often creating those beautiful sounds. The Tinwhistle is often heard in pop, rock, and modern music too
Other Goals for 2009:
Run for Congress
Get a FOID card
Get a Motorcycle License
Having taken tin whistle and dropped out, let me tell you, it’s not that easy. I would be willing to take it again, if you wanted to learn together. I own two tin whistles, one very cute, one very expensive, and would love to be able to play them.
I didn’t think it’d be easy. I remember playing the recorder and the Alto sax as a kid–I figure there has to be some sort of cross over.
Lemme see if I can squeeze Tin whistle at Old Town in my schedule. I was planning on just asking for a “teach yourself” kit for Festivus and then forcing Shannon to be the rhythm section as she practices Bodhran.
Haha oh man, I wouldn’t want to be the apartment below you two.
What’s an FOID card?
Firearm Owner’s ID.
Ah, OK. I keep forgetting that Illinois (or is it just Chicago) has required registration.
Tin whistle + bodhran FTW.
Illinois has required registration. Chicago still has a hand gun ban. Given my position as a Peace Officer, I think there is a provision where I could own one. Not that I want to; however, I don’t like being so afraid and ignorant of guns. I’d rather just have a healthy fear.
If you want company on the tin whistle learning march, I might think of joining you. I’ve a hankering to really learn low whistle, now that I’ve got one that’s small enough that I can actually play it (a low-F whistle). Remind me sometime and I’ll send you an .mp3. (‘course, I should probably learn to not suck on penny whistle before I try the more difficult one. pfeh! logic!)