3 Halloween tunes to play on your Feadog Whistle

 

by Joao Ferreira

 

It is Halloween. Browsing through the internet I found out 3 special halloween tunes to our Feadog Fans and tin whistlers, from beginners to more advanced ones.

So, in this article, I selected these tunes to learn and practice. Each of them with their own history and curiosity. They are perfect to play next 31st October.

 

1 – Halloween Jig (Baeol)

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 North America since the early 1980s.  The name of this tune is due simply to the day of its composition back in 2007.

2- Sally`s Song – The Nightmare before Christmas

The Nightmare before Christmas originated in a poem written by Burton in 1982 while he was working as an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation. It is a famous song and very popular in Ireland to play on your Feadog Whistle.

3- The Witches Coven

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 traditional Halloween song.

I suggest you to search all these 3 tunes on Youtube and listen the variates of versions and it is a good opportunity to learn by ear so far.

I believe after these 3 sweet tunes, you will be inspired to learn how to play our Feadog Whistles better and better. So, browse our website and look for the one that suits you. If you are already a player becomes our fan visiting our InstagramFacebook and Twitter to be aware of tips and further information.


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