A Traditional Irish Tune

Shane Copse and Fiona Kelly perform a traditional Irish tune using traditional Irish instruments. Fiona plays the tin whistle and Shane plays the box.

The Tin Whistle:

Known also as the penny whistle, the tin whistle is a woodwind instrument most commonly heard in Irish music. This instrument has six holes, a mouthpiece, and is played by blowing air into it and using your fingers to cover different holes to produce different notes. While unique in its own right, the tin whistle shares many similarities with other instruments including the Native American flute, the recorder, and even the clarinet when it comes to fingering and playing style.

This video demonstrates the use of these instruments, with both Shane and Fiona playing.