Friday, January 28, 2011

Lessons in the key of traditional tunes

"Is it possible to pick up a tin whistle and be playing tunes in little more than a week? With the right teacher, and the right attitude, it just might be, as ARMINTA WALLACE discovers

IT’S NOT EVERY day you meet a woman with a whistle on Grafton Street.

But there she is, the PR liaison from Tradfest, standing on the corner with a Walton’s bag and a huge smile.

“We got you a cool black one,” she says. It’s featherlight, and it has six unevenly spaced holes on the top. “It’s in the key of D,” she calls after me. Helpfully. Let the lessons begin."

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