The Roscommon Reel – Irish tune played on tin whistle. Sheet music available in the book Irish Music – 400 traditional tunes
Reel played on Irish flute. This tune appears also an Paul McGrattan’s album The Frost is All Over, where he calls it Geehan’s. It is also known as Eileen O’Callaghan’s.
Here are 5 easy reels for tin whistle beginners or improvers. Reels are perhaps the most challenging Irish tunes to play, but also the most rewarding. In this post you will find sheet music and whistle tablatures of each tune, as well as recordings of each tune played at moderate speed and also slower. I’ve also included Spotify playlist of the tunes played by Irish musicians, with several examples of each tune.
John Egan’s Reel
Tommy O’Dea’s Reel
The Galtee Rangers
Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the sheet music & whistle tabs of the 5 reels, as a printable pdf file.
Reel on Irish wooden flute. A tune from Co. Roscommon flute player Josie McDermott.