The following tunes are included in the tutor. Part 1 (Units 1-7) contains easier tunes such as children's songs and Irish folk songs, aimed at introducing you to the whistle. Irish traditional music itself is covered from Unit 8 onwards (pages 49-286)
The book features 28 children's & folk songs, with 76 Irish tunes -  giving a total of 104 tunes in all.

Part 1

Children's Tunes

Mary Had A Little Lamb
Hot Cross Buns
Oranges and Lemons
Au Clair de la Lune
Frère Jacques
Good King Wenceslas

Irish Folk Songs

Courtin' in the Kitchen
Mairi's Wedding
Bog Down in the Valley
Cockles and Mussels
The Dawning of the Day
Mo Ghile Mear
Spancil Hill
The Irish Rover
The Boys of Wexford
Kelly from Killane
Clare's Dragoons
The Star of the County Down
Down by the Sally Gardens
I'll Tell Me Ma
The Minstrel Boy
The Spanish Lady
whiskey in the Jar
Roddy McCorley
Amazing Grace
Mursheen Durkin
Follow Me up to Carlow

Part 2

Tunes used as examples

The following tunes are used throughout the tutor to illustrate technical aspects of style, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation


Mulhare's Jig
Coleman's Jig
The Maid on the Green
The Trip to Athlone
Jerry's Beaver Hat
The Eavesdropper
The Carraroe Jig
I Buried My Wife and Danced on top of Her
The Blarney Pilgrim
The Cook in the Kitchen


Dunphy's Hornpipe
The Harvest Home
Poll Ha'Penny


The Shannon Breeze (Rolling in the Ryegrass)
Drowsy Maggie
The Boyne Hunt
Maud Millar
The London Lasses
Maud Millar
Roaring Mary
The Fermoy Lasses
The Silver Spear
Toss the Feathers
anderson's Reel
The Redhaired Lass
The Green Fields of Rossbeigh
The Drunken Landlady
The Sally Gardens
Cregg's Pipes
The Bag of Spuds
The Floating Crowbar
The Repeal of the Union
Boil the Breakfast Early
The Broken Pledge

Other Tunes

O'Keefe's Slide
A Fig for a Kiss
The Blackbird
The Curlew Hills

Tune Collection

The following tunes feature in the tune collection at the end of the book, are presented with ornamentation, and played at a moderate pace on the recordings.


The Rose in the Heather
The Killavil Jig
The Ship in Full Sail
Saddle the Pony
The Humours of Glendart
Out on the Ocean
The Leitrim Jig
The Frost is all Over
The Rambling Pitchfork
Pay the Reckoning
Club Ceili
The Battering Ram
The Blackthorn Stick
The Mist on the Meadow
The Monaghan Jig


The Skylark
The Ashplant
Jackie Coleman's Reel
Ships are Sailing
Sheehan's Reel
Over the Moor to Maggie
The Heather Breeze
Lady Ann Montgomery
The Teetotaller
St Anne's Reel
The Cup of Tea
The Silver Spear
The Humours of Tulla
The Green Mountain
Miss Monaghan
Sean Reid's
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Micho Russel's
The Earl's Chair
The Galway Rambler


The Home Ruler
Kitty's Wedding
The Boys of Bluehill