Many different instruments can be used to create the wonder that is celtic music. Fiddle, tinwhistle, low whistle, guitar, accordian, bodhran drum, uillean pipes, hammered dulcimer, piano…..I’m sure I’m leaving out some, but you get the basic idea. The other day as I was listening to a recording I tried to decide which instrument was my very favorite…the one I would miss the most if it was missing. The winner?……..
The tinwhistles and low whistles…without a doubt. Very expressive instruments that seem to “sing” the Irish melodies with just the right amount of melancholy or joy, depending on the tune. I have some whistles, and have yet to capture the right sound. Oh, I can play most of the notes, but there is so much more than that…the small little turns and dips and expression that makes it such a wonderful instrument. But I’m glad I can’t play them right yet; it gives me something to work on to keep me out of trouble! 🙂
Enjoy whatever kind of music you’re listening to today, and sing to the Lord a new song! Slainte, Lisa
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