WHERE:  Glasgow Kelvin College, John Wheatley Building, 2 Haghill Road, Glasgow, G31 3SR. Click here for map

WHEN: Monday 7.30pm - 9.30pm     CLASSROOM: TBA

LEVELS: Beginner and Intermediate / Experienced

TUTORS: Beginner - Andrew MacPherson / Improvers - Sarah Markey / Intermediate - Katherine MacLeod

INSTRUMENT HIRE: See Instrument Hire page.


GFW Playing Together – Monday Slow Session


WH1 - Beginner - with Andrew MacPherson

The beginner Whistle class is designed to be as much of an “instant tin whistle class as possible”. 

You will need your own Tin Whistle, make sure it’s in the key of D. 

After a short introduction to the basics of the whistle the aim of the class is to learn a new tune every week.  The technique we use is usually by ear and tablature (diagrams) so prior musical knowledge is not needed although sheet music will be given as an optional reference.   Throughout the term we will begin to work on making the music more interesting by playing together, adding harmonies and ornamentation. It’s a great way to start from scratch or tidy up your playing if you are self taught.

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WH2 - Improver - with Andrew MacPherson

Whistle was so popular during Lockdown we had needed another class for those who were no longer beginners. This is where you want to be if you can whistle a tune but you're not ready for the more experienced class.

WH1 + 2 may combine depending on numbers and skill levels

Kath GFW

Intermediate / Experienced - with Katherine MacLeod

The intermediate/experienced whistle class is for people who already play whistle and can play quite a few tunes.

You will focus on:

Learning by ear (sheet music is available).

Expanding technique through learning a new tune every week, each with its own technical focus e.g slides, taps, rolls. expanding rhythm knowledge

Improving tone

Building confidence

Broadening repertoire of different types of traditional tunes

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