L.E. McCullough’s Whistle Blog


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 be observations about playing the whistle and learning Irish music. Trying to organize thoughts on the inner essence of what mentally happens when I play the thing… and if you play the whistle, you well know things DO mentally happen.

Will try not to be too intellectual or ethnomusicologically intense… (can’t promise, though — like the scorpion said when he bit the beaver carrying him across the raging river knowing they would both drown, “Can’t help it, it’s my nature.”)

Not going to give reviews on whistles or whistle players. Just wanted a space where I can spin out some thoughts I’ve been having the last number of years about this crazy little pipe and the music rolling around my head.

Just stuff I think about the whistle that you might think about, too, if you play it.

And, yes, feel free to respond and even send in your own thoughts on whistlery or Irish music. Probably will publish them if they’re interesting.

More about everything else that is L.E. McCullough is at http://www.lemccullough.com — books, records, performances, etc.

Play on.

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12th Generation American trying to convince this country to live up to its promise of liberty and justice for All.
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