About the Whistle

The Tin Whistle, or the penny whistle, has been a beloved and integral part of traditional folk music for centuries. Originating in Ireland, it quickly spread to other cultures, becoming a staple in music around the world. The instrument's simplicity and portability have made it accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, and its distinctive sound and easy-to-learn nature make it a great choice for beginners and seasoned musicians alike. Let its rich history and universal appeal inspire you to explore the beauty of music and the joy it brings.


Explore the captivating sounds of the Whistle in this course trailer, showcasing the instrument's rich heritage.

Whistle courses

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On the Folk Music Academy, you will be able to learn folk music in online video masterclasses taught by some of the best traditional musicians around.


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