Primary Tin Whistle


Primary Tin Whistle for Schools is a step by step, easy to read graded tutor following the national school music curriculum. Suitable for all ages, abilities, teachers, and students. Learn to play popular tunes such as Nursery rhymes, amhráin i nGaeilge (songs in Irish), Ceremonial hymns for Holy Communion, Carols for Christmas, Irish Traditional Dance music, and Irish baroque music from O’Carolan. All songs in English and Irish have lyrics included.

The book has easy to read sheet music laid out in Staff, ABC note names, and tin whistle finger tabs. Develop musical performance and cultural appreciation. The book includes a free tune reference CD, so students can develop ear listing skills.

The graded lessons in this book start from a complete beginner, all the way through advanced ornamentation and technique. The book has been reviewed by the INTO InTouch newsletter (page 59, or download it) and compiled by Denis O’Toole.


Rated 5 out of 5

Availability: In stock (can be backordered)

Additional Information

Weight 260 g
Dimensions 295 × 210 × 10 mm



Edition 1






English (Ireland) and Irish (Gaeilge)

Tune contents

Mary Had a Little Lamb
Lyrics to Mary Had a Little Lamb
This Old Man
Lyrics to This Old Man
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Lyrics to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Lyrics to Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
The Sliabh Luachra Polka
Beidh Aonach Amárach
Lyrics to Beidh Aonach Amárach
Mo Ghile Mear
Lyrics to Mo Ghile Mear
Óro Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile
Lyrics to Óro Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile
Amhrán na bhFiann
Lyrics to Amhrán na bhFiann
Báidín Fheilimí
Lyrics to Báidín Fheilimí
The Connaught Man’s Rambles
Bean Pháidín
Lyrics to Bean Pháidín
Céad Míle Fáilte Romhat
Deus Meus Adiuva Me
Lyrics to Deus Meus Adiuva Me
A Íosa, Glan mo Chroíse
This is the Day
Dóchas Linn Naomh Pádraig
Lyrics to Céad Míle Fáilte Romhat
Lyrics to This is the Day
Lyrics to A Íosa, Glan mo Chroíse
Lyrics to Dóchas Linn Naomh Pádraig
Away in a Manger
Lyrics to Away in a Manger
O Come All Ye Faithful
Lyrics to O Come All Ye Faithful
Silent Night or Oíche Chiúin
Lyrics to Silent Night
Good King Wenceslas
Lyrics to Good King Wenceslas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
Lyrics to We wish you a Merry Christmas
Jingle Bells
Lyrics to Jingle Bells
The Bog down in the Valley
Maggie in the Woods
The Kesh Jig
Out on the Ocean
The Heather Breeze
The Silver Spear
The Boys of Bluehill
Off to California
Music by O’Carolan
Planxty Fanny Power
Sí Bheag Sí Mhór
Planxty Irwin
Technique and Ornamentation

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Customers Reviws

My daughters have started the tin whistle.

Rated 5 out of 5
17 July 2021

My daughters have started the tin whistle. I have this book for them at home and they love it. Not only does it give the notes of the melodies & tunes, it gives the words or lyrics to go with the tunes in both Irish and English. We also like the pictures! The book also comes with a CD which develops listening skills. A Lovely book to have.

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Anne M.

I think this book is really excellent

Rated 5 out of 5
17 July 2021

I think this book is really excellent as it offers a step by step approach to teaching tin whistle. Whether you are an experienced tin whistle player or a beginner yourself, this book is a fantastic teaching resource and pupils book.

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Primary Tin Whistle

Rated 5 out of 5
3 December 2020

I’m quite pleased. The book was shipped very rapidly and I received it in the US within a few days. The book comes with a CD which is helpful to hear the tunes I am learning first. The book is exactly what I was looking for. It is a bargain at 12 euros, I would have expected to pay a bit more for such a nice book.

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