3 sweet tunes to play on your Feadog Whistle
by Joao Ferreira
Browsing through the internet I found out 3 special sweet tunes to our Feadog Fans and tin whistlers. Beginners and more advanced whistlers will play these tunes lovely.
So, in this article, I selected these tunes to learn and practice. Each of them with their own history and curiosity.
1 – The Star above the Garter
The title of this slide, “Star Above the Garter,” seems to be something of which no true gentleman would speak, especially in mixed company. However, that view is more the result of said gentleman’s own salacious thoughts, than of anything factual about the name of this tune. This is because, first, there is a public house in Manchester, England called “The Star and Garter” which has a room upstairs for music. It is a very nice tune to learn and practice on your Feadog Whistle.
2- Off She Goes
This tune, “Off She Goes” was popular throughout the British Isles and North America. One unnamed source gives that in the days of sail it was a tradition for the fiddle player to sit on the deck of the ship playing “Off She Goes” as the ship departed harbor. Very nice and beautiful tune indeed.
3- The Balckthorn Stick
This is a very popular tune in most sessions. “The Blackthorn Stick” is a very popular jig, and as such is considered a bit threadbare in its typical version. Definitely an amazing tune to play and practice.
I suggest you to search all these 3 tunes on Youtub. 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 Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to be aware of tips and further information.