Some of the more modern pop songs are also not great to play as they use the same notes over and over
such as playing a D note six time then an F note six times and so on. Personally I prefer the older ones like Annie's Song,
Country Roads or A Rainy Night In Soho simply because of the variety of notes used which will make the tune more interesting
to play. What I have tried to create in this section is a wide mixture of ''Non Folk Songs'' to suit all tastes. I admit that
most are the older variety that were hits when I was a teenager. But I also included some from the present day including One
Thing from One Direction which has proved to be very popular and was a surprise to me as I didn't think anybody would even
try playing a One Direction on the whistle.
Of all the pop songs on the site the most popular one is My Heart Will
Go On by Celine Dion and the reason for it's popularity is only because a whistle was used in the recording. Now if only other
pop singers would include the tin whistle while recording their songs then our little 9 holed instrument would be even more
I get a lot of requests looking for me
to work out a particular song and when I have a listen to it I find that a lot of the more modern songs go too high and are
not suited to the whistle. The photo below will give you an idea of what notes and how far up the scale you can really go
on the whistle. You can generally only go as far as the high B and even that's pushing it to the limit.