Beginning Irish Whistle workshop Chuck Whitney and Cathy King Segee


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This workshop will introduce new players to whistle techniques and perhaps learn a simple tune or 2. We will use tin/penny whistles in the key of D, the commonly used whistle in Irish music. Previous playing experience is not a prerequisite. We will attempt to accommodate various ability levels. Whistles will be available for loan/purchase for those who don’t already have one. (10$ to purchase).

Chuck makes, plays and teaches Irish whistle, flute and Uilleann pipes. He leads Irish sessions in Bangor and lives in Ellsworth, Maine.

Cathy Segee is an Irish flute and whistle player who plays in sessions various places around the Bangor area including Paddys Murphy’s, Geaghan’s and Mason’s Brewery. She is also a musician with the Celtic group Doollaly.