Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Joyfalutin Whistle Moment

A Joyfalutin Whistle Moment by L.E. McCullough © 2010 L.E. McCullough SAMHAIN EVE EVE — It may be that these posts have been a little frettish lately. A little dour. A little nicknacky about ornaments and whatever. Time to shout … Continue reading

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Where The Music Lives

Disturbing Trend Watch: Every now and then I gaze around during a session. Most of the sessions I’m playing in these days are populated by a good few folks who are pretty much beginners or, if they have been playing … Continue reading

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Let the Revolution Begin…

Let the Revolution Begin… by L.E. McCullough © L.E. McCullough 2010 http://www.lemccullough.com Can we take a quick poll? I don’t want to be the one to change centuries of Irish musical tradition, but how many would be in favor of … Continue reading

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My Tune-iversary

My Other Birthday Cake Is Made Out of Chiff

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Ornamentation Thoughts, Pt. 1

Ornamentation Thoughts, Pt. 1 by L.E. McCullough © L.E. McCullough 2010 http://www.lemccullough.com The Question: “is it better to play the tune without ornaments than to play the ornaments without the tune?” I hear this frequently. And I answer with this … Continue reading

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Ornamentation Thoughts, Pt. 2

Ornamentation Thoughts, Pt. 2 by L.E. McCullough © L.E. McCullough 2010 http://www.lemccullough.com D  y wndr wht s mssng frm ths sntnc? * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading

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Six-Fold Path to Whistle Bliss

Six Ways to Break Out of Being a Beginning Whistle Player ~ OR ~ How I Became L.E. McCullough (not that you would want this to happen to you or a loved one) by L.E. McCullough © L.E. McCullough 2006 … Continue reading

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L.E. McCullough’s Whistle Blog Greetings, I’ve been playing the tinwhistle since 1972. Started out learning Irish traditional music, but gradually absorbed other idioms as well. LOVE this little instrument. Finally got around to starting a blog about it. Which will … Continue reading

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The Requisite Intro

L.E. McCullough’s Whistle Blog Greetings, I’ve been playing the tinwhistle since 1972. Started out learning Irish traditional music, but gradually absorbed other idioms as well. LOVE this little instrument. Finally got around to starting a blog about it. Which will … Continue reading

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