Tunes

This is a collection of some of the tunes we use for teaching, play in sessions or ceili band sets. It is by no means exhaustive, there are thousands of tunes out there and each comes with a large number of variations.

Select from the list in the right hand column. Please let us know of any mistakes in the tune pages - thank you.

Below are the basic tunes for our junior learners.

For help with getting started on the whistle, see our Tin Whistle Basics

 

Beginners Junior 1 Junior 2

 

Hot Cross Buns
Twinkle Twinkle
Jingle Bells
Merrily We Roll Along
Egan's Polka             

AIRS

Star of the County Down
South Wind

POLKAS

Maggie in the Woods
Rattlin' Bog
Britches Full of Stitches (G)
Britches Full of Stitches (A)
Bill Sullivan's

SLIDE

Road to Lisdoonvarna

MARCHES

Dawning of the Day
Seán South

JIGS

The Old Favourite
Off She Goes
Out on the Ocean

REELS

The Blacksmith's
Rolling in the Ryegrass 
Peat Fire Flame

HORNPIPE

The Boys of Bluehill

AIRS

Fair Ellen
The Eagle's Whistle

POLKAS

Peg Ryan's Polka
Tripping to the Well
The Maids of Ardagh
Sweeney's
Johnny Walsh's
The Little Diamond

SLIDES

O'Keefe's Slide
Merrily Kissed the Quaker

JIGS

The Blackthorn Stick
The Ten Penny Bit
Donnybrook Fair
The Kesh Jig
Tripping up the Stairs

SLIP JIGS

The Butterfly

REELS

The Heather Breeze
The Mountain Road
Pigtown
The Red Haired Lass
Miss Monaghan

HORNPIPES

The Fairie's Hornpipe
The Home Ruler

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