Steafan Hannigan will introduce you to the pleasures of the low whistle in Celtic music.
Steafan is the author of the very popular The Low Whistle Book. Steafan will explain what you need to know about playing the low whistle.
The workshop covers in detail: Buying a low whistle, holding the instrument, how and where to breathe ornamentation, and selecting good tunes for it. There is also an important section of how to incorporate ornamentation. This workshop can be taken by people that have never played the low whistle before.
Steafan covers the basics and moves on to explain Irish decorations in detail.
More advanced players will learn about ornamentation and rhythmic development techniques
Even if you already play the standard-size tin whistle, you will find this workshop useful in terms of detailed technique.
The more advanced class will take a couple of well known tunes and show the learner how to bring the ornamentation and breathing techniques to play
Day 1 Jigs
Day 2 Reels
Day 3 Slow airs
Day 4 Slip jigs
Day 5 Hornpipes and wrap
The most common low whistle is the "Low D", pitched one octave below the traditional D whistle. Students can purchase a low whistle online.