4 Irish Books to learn and play traditional songs on your tin whistle

 

by Joao Ferreira

 

Browsing through our social media and some Facebook groups I could realize that many tin whistlers, from beginner to more advanced ones, are searching for traditional Irish tunes to play.

So, in this article, I selected 4 good books to learn and practice traditional tunes. Each of them with their own themes.

 

1 – 50 Great Irish Love Songs (with CD)

The Irish are great lovers – and these songs proves it! Compiled by Robert Gogan, this book contains everything you need to play and sing some of the greatest Irish love songs – the lyrics, guitar chords and simplified music score, and a CD. PLUS some background stories on many of the songs.

 

2- 50 Great Irish Fighting Songs (with CD)

Also by Robert Gogan. Contains everything you need to play and sing some of the greatest Irish fighting songs. A book that makes every Irish proud about – the lyrics, guitar chords and simplified music score, plus a CD. Also some background stories on many of the songs.

 

3- 50 Great Irish Drinking Songs (with CD)

Contains everything you need to play and sing some of the greatest Irish drinking songs – the lyrics, guitar chords and simplified music score, plus a CD. Some background stories on many of the songs with many photographs of Irish life and culture featuring pubs and ‘drinking emporiums’ from the four corners of Ireland.

4- 50 Classic Irish Ballads (with CD)

There are thousands of classic Irish ballads and here’s a selection of some of the very best. Keep this book close by – you never know when you’ll need it! The CD contains the first verse/chorus of each ballad.

 

I believe after these 3 books, 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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