Welcome to Primary Whistle

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To use the site in Irish please click on the As Gaeilge button above.

Our Aim

Our aim is to assist teachers in the classroom to teach the Tin Whistle. All aspects of the traditional whistle are covered on this site. We have three courses, with ten tunes in each lesson. Lessons include musical notation, video clips, audio clips, and accompanying soundtrack. The programs are carefully graded and they use the various strands of the Primary School Curriculum.

About Us

James Donohoe is an established music teacher from Mount Temple in county Westmeath. He has more than 20 years experience teaching the Tin Whistle in schools in Ireland, the Netherlands and the United States. He was the producer of the famous theater group Sionnan. James has received considerable praise from critics for his first album In Full Flight. Many of his former pupils have followed careers in music.