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Tin Whistle Christmas Carols – free audio, sheet music and tablatures of Christmas songs and tunes for tin whistle, pennywhistle & Irish flute

5 Irish Christmas Songs for Tin Whistle

5 traditional Irish Christmas songs for tin whistle, with sheet music, fingering charts and audio. Scroll to the end of the page to download the pdf file with sheet music and whistle tablatures for all 5  songs. The songs are all played on a D tin whistle (I use a Dixon Trad on these recordings) See also : 5 Easy Christmas Songs for Tin Whistle

1: Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil
An Irish-language Christmas carol of unclear origin ; it may date as far back as the 7th century. The lyrics speak of “that night in Bethlehem” (Beithil in Irish is Bethlehem). It’s one of the easier Irish Christmas carols to play on the tin whistle.

2: Good People All (the Wexford Carol)
“Good People All, This Christmas Time” is a famous Irish carol said to originate from Enniscorthy in Wexford around the 15th-16th century. The tin whistle arrangement is quite challenging with several half-holed notes.

3: Now to Conclude our Christmas Mirth
One of the Kilmore Carols. The parish of Kilmore has a unique tradition of singing Christmas Carols that is kept alive to this day ; there are 13 carols in all, for each of the 12 days of Christmas and one for Christmas day.

4: Duncormick Mummers Jig
A jig from the mummers or wrenboys tradition of St Stephen’s Day.

5: Ye Sons of Men
Another Kilmore Carol, also known as the Third Carol for Christmas Day. It’s a tune I usually prefer to play on a Bb or C  tin whistle.

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5 Easy Christmas Songs for Tin Whistle

5 easy Christmas songs for tin whistle, suitable for beginners or kids,or anyone who just wants to play Christmas Carols! From the collection Tin Whistle for Children Volume 1. With sheet music, whistle tabs and audio recordings (I play each tune with & without ornamentation, on a D tin whistle). Download link to the sheet music at the end of the page.

The songs:
I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
Away in a Manger
Ding Dong Merrily on High
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
Jingle Bells

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Good King Wenceslas – Christmas Song on Tin Whistle

Good King Wenceslas – Christmas Song on Tin Whistle from the book Tin Whistle for Children Volume 1

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God rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen – tin whistle Christmas carol

God rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen – sheet music and audio of a tin whistle Christmas carol. Music & fingering charts (whistle tablatures) available in the book Tin Whistle for Children Volume 1

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