It’s that time of the year again where you hear the crunch of leaves underfoot, have the fresh crisp mornings of October and the pumpkin spice lattés. In the run up to Halloween get prepared and practice these 3 brilliant Halloween tunes that have been specially selected for the Feadóg D whistle.
Each tune has its own iconic history and background so why not check them out below and give it a go on the Feadóg D whistle this Halloween.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (Sally’s Song).
One of my all-time favourite Halloween movies ”The Nightmare Before Christmas” originated in a poem written by the wonderful and talented Tim Burton in 1982 while he was working as an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation. When playing your Feadóg D Whistle listen to the music first and follow the notes, pause to practice and continue to play. In this link ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgh_ix_okTs ) Stephanie will take you through the notes step by step with your Feadóg D Whistle and give you an idea of how it should sound when playing. Record yourself giving it your best shot and send the video into us at firstname.lastname@example.org and feature on our Feadóg fan Fridays where we will make it available to our followers and greater audience.
- Halloween Jig (Fiddling With My Whistle)
The “Halloween Jig” was composed by the flute/whistle player Jean Duval of Montreal. He has been involved in Québécois, Irish and Scottish traditional music circles in North-Eastern America since the early 1980s. The name of this tune is due simply to the day of its composition back in 2007. Another incredible Halloween tune to practice with on your Feadóg D Whistle and with this link ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzKY3JgY6zs ) you can follow along in a tab tutorial of ”Fiddling With My Whistle” YouTube channel where you will be taken step by step in a 2 minute tutorial video on how to play this tune. Give it a go!
- The Witches Coven (Fiddling With My Whistle)
This is the last of 3 original compositions by Dublin whistle player and Uilleann Piper Darach De Brun. Darach was particularly pleased with this tune, as he wasn’t in the habit of composing 3-part tunes. This is a very interesting piece of music and is aimed at more advanced players of the whistle. The notes may be more difficult to master but you may have what it takes. Here is the link to help you source ‘The Witches Coven’ which is on ‘’Fiddling With My Whistle” YouTube channel, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc1WEM8L2eI).
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Feadóg, Original Irish Whistle, established in Dublin, Ireland in 1978.