Tin Whistle Doolin Style with Christy Barry

  • A very special course with a standard-bearer of the Clare tradition.
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Tin Whistle Doolin Style is a new departure for OAIM. These lessons give the student a chance to steep in the Irish tradition and get a real flavour for Irish music culture beyond just the learning of tunes.

This short course is an invitation into Christy’s home, Doolin Music House, where he entertains people all year round. It is a rare gift to be able to open this invitation to everyone all over the world, to get a taste of real Ireland, wherever you are. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of tea and your tin whistle and listen to Christy regale you with stories that will warm your heart.

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Course Structure

Tin Whistle Doolin Style is a trip down memory lane with the legendary whistler Christy Barry. OAIM were invited into Doolin Music House to record this 5-part course. In the intro lesson, Christy talks candidly about the tradition, his home town of Ennistymon and the learning process of traditional music back in the day! He then goes on to teach the two tunes that he is most famous for, Christy Barry’s Jigs 1 and 2. He also teaches two fine reels that have been viewed over 600k times on Youtube: these reels are ‘The Temple Mount’ and ‘The Premier’. These tune lessons are all about feeling, lift and lilt.

Join Christy as he takes you through these tunes and through the culture, his personal history and our shared tradition.

Sheet Music and Mp3s available to Download for each Tune

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Your Tutor
Christy Barry has been playing music all his life. He plays with a unique sound and mastery of the Flute and Whistle which creates an insightful interpretation of Irish music. He’s a standard-bearer of the Clare tradition, living as he does in Doolin, the trad-capital of Ireland. He is also a master player of the spoons. Music runs in his blood. Christy started playing music in Doolin in the ’70s and then went to live in New York and Chicago. He has played extensively throughout the USA. He returned to Doolin in the late 90s and continues to play and teach music in Doolin, but he also travels to different festivals in Europe throughout the year. Christy is an All Ireland Whistle Champion and has also received two different “Lifetime Achievement Awards”, from the Doolin Folk Festival (2015) and the Corofin Trad Festival (2018).​  When Christy is not playing music he enjoys painting local scenes. Read more.

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Tin Whistle Doolin Style Lessons

Level

Introduction

Tin Whistle Doolin Style Introduction

  • Level 2

Christy talks about Doolin, Music and Learning


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Christy Barry’s Jig 1

Tin Whistle Doolin Style Lesson 1

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Lift and lilt in reels

Jig

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Christy Barry’s Jig 2

Tin Whistle Doolin Style Lesson 2

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Lift and lilt in reels

Jig

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The Temple Mount

Tin Whistle Doolin Style Lesson 3

  • A Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Lift and lilt in reels

Reel

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The Premier

Tin Whistle Doolin Style Lesson 4

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Lift and Lilt in Reels

Reel

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