The tin whistle only has six holes but you can finger them to produce an impressive variety of notes. In The School Whistle Book, retired teacher Fran Gray shows how to get from simple one-note pieces to many popular tunes, six different counter-melodies to "Pachelbel's Canon" and - best of all - some marvellous jigs, reels and airs drawn from the Gaelic tradition. The musical advice is clear and credible, while the technical instructions are tempered with good humour and friendly encouragement. The School Whistle Book costs pound;6.99 (pound;5.00 for five copies or more) from Fran Gray, 13 Dundas Street, Stromness, Orkney KW16 3BZ.
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