Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Musical Priest

If you've got a hankerin', lassie or laddie, to be learnin' to play the Irish tin whistle, then Father Ryan Duns's yer man.

Ryan's a Jesuit who teaches Irish whistle classes at Fordham University in the Bronx and he's recently uploaded a series of lessons on YouTube for beginners and intermediate players. Along with these video classes Ryan features a number of performances including a double entangled whistle duet by two of his students, Michael and Brian English, that's registered more than half a million hits. But recently Michael, Ryan and a third whistle buff topped that stunt with a triple entangled whistle performance. Full disclosure: Ryan Duns SJ also plays a mean accordian!

Ah sure, pour yerself a pint o' Guinness and listen to the man.

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