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This was my first try with GarageBand a few days after it came out. I wanted to see what you could do with this software. Irish Whistle and the GarageBand Boys.
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Uploaded: May 02, 2005 - 12:13:10 PM
Last Updated: May 09, 2005 - 12:22:09 PM Last Played: Apr 26, 2019 - 06:21:12 AM
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Tom Atwood said 5253 days ago (May 2nd, 2005)
wonderful whistle
Have not heard many whistles on MacJams and yours is
excellent. My only suggestion is to watch some of those
'world' drum loops, they can sound very familiar and
overused unless they are layered or touched up in some
way. The whistle is great. Not sure you need so much
reverb. Thanks for posting. Welcome to the site!
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dotwood said 5253 days ago (May 2nd, 2005)
I just love Irish folksongs
I just love Irish folksongs. I'm in the rockworld more, but I
ador'em, because these songs have the same dramatic
quality as a solid rock-song. What's missing here is
bagpipes playing one tone to create that mystic blanket
and give the song a more agressive tone, as a counterpart
to the happy flute. But I love these tones.
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bwhite said 5253 days ago (May 2nd, 2005)
I just love Irish folksongs
Thanks for the comments... are there some bagpipes in GarageBand. If I find some I'll give it a try. See what you think of my other songs they each feature a different kind of flute. :) ... brad
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Magritte said 5253 days ago (May 2nd, 2005)
Beautiful flute!
That performance is fantastic. I don't know much about those drum loops so I can't comment on that, but I might bring the whistle just a little more to the forefront.

There are no bagpipes included with GarageBand, and yet there is a bagpipe ICON (much like accordion), which is why I set out to find one. I don't know anymore what the link is for the soundfont someone found for me, but if you're interested to hear it, click on Hava MacGila under my jams. I might be able to email it to you if you like it (admittedly I didn't work too much with it; the song is kind of thrown together).
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said 5253 days ago (May 3rd, 2005)
Excellent Whistle Playing
I'm a big Paddy Malone fan (as well as being of Irish
descent). I don't mind the percussion loops - they are well
integrated in with your playing.
The ending is a bit abrupt (is that a click at the end?) and
maybe a wee less reverb on the whistle.
Welcome to MacJams.
said 5251 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
Excellent Whistle Playing
oops, I guess I should say "welcome back". You've been here longer than
most. :)

Kevensor said 5252 days ago (May 3rd, 2005)

Nice job! I too don't mind the drum loops at all. Great talent on the whistle.

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bwhite said 5252 days ago (May 3rd, 2005)
Thanks everyone :)

I am going to upload a version with a slow fade out for an ending. I would appreciate hearing if you think that is a better way to go... I never know how I want to end these things :) .... brad
Check out my latest song called I'm Back!! Santa Espina
TennesseeVic said 5252 days ago (May 3rd, 2005)
I click my heels and I'm back....
....in Ireland, in that pub in Cork.

Lovely stuff. I don't know what the names of those loops
are, but they don't sound out of place with your Irish

The reverb puts your whistle a bit far in the back of the
picture, though. Less, and try to get those drums to take
more of a backseat.
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Anonymous said 5250 days ago (May 5th, 2005)
sweet whistler
brad you are very excellent whistler! ... sweet tone, professional fast notes ... i do not usually like irish music ... had nasty irish boyfriend ... bad memories ... thank you for helping me to start to like irish music again!
said 5250 days ago (May 5th, 2005)
Pleasing penny whistle...
What a fun and enjoyable song. You capture the Irish flavor
with that flute and your GB boys. I play a little tin flute
also and I can say you play it quite well!

thetiler said 5249 days ago (May 6th, 2005)
Nice to hear :) Puts a smile on my face.

Your a getting lots of nice music out of that whistle.
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Suzanne said 5246 days ago (May 9th, 2005)
irish shores
full of joy. i'd put this under world or folk music, though. lovely playing.
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Bubowski said 5179 days ago (July 15th, 2005)
Definitely my Favorite
Although this was the first try with garageband, I also think this has the liveliest feel. Not too slathered in reverb or otherwise hiding the instruments. I think my second fav is the Teleman piece.
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jdharmonjr said 5113 days ago (September 19th, 2005)
i love that whistle
I could listen to the whistle all day long. Funny about the bagpipe comments as I spent too much time looking for them after seeing that icon. Great work.
elfdaughter said 5068 days ago (November 3rd, 2005)
Fantastic, I love this!
*taps foot to the music* I'm downloading this for sure!
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