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5 Easy Reels for Tin Whistle

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.

The tunes:
John Egan’s Reel
Tommy O’Dea’s Reel
Hanly’s Reel
The Galtee Rangers
Famous Ballymote

Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the sheet music & whistle tabs of the 5 reels, as a printable pdf file.

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5 Easy Irish Tunes for Tin Whistle

Here are 5 easy tin whistle tunes for beginners, complete with sheet music, whistle tabs and audio files, from the Tin Whistle for Beginners book & audio collection. The tunes here are all accessible to beginners, although it may take some time & practice to get them up to speed! I play them slowly in the audio files, both with & without ornamentation. Download link to the sheet music pdf at the end of this page. The tunes are typical irish dance tunes : jigs & reels, with a slide and a march.

The tunes :
Around the World for Sport (Reel)
Brian Boru’s March
The Dunmore Lasses (Reel)
Geese in the Bog (Jig)
O’Keefe’s (Slide)

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