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AmyLove Feadaíl — Irish mouth whistling (11) Feadaíl — Irish mouth whistling 20 Aug 17


I've been exploring this delightful musical area today, and I'm wondering if anyone here has any information about it. I've found a number of videos including these:


SEAN WHITE--All-Ireland whistling champion. 1

(There are three videos in this "series.")

All ireland Whistling Champion !!

Mick Ryan All Ireland Champion Whistler

Sinéad O'Donoghue - Feadaíl - Young Trad Concert CIT Cork School of Music , Cork


And wikipedia lists the All-Ireland Fleadh champions in Whistling (Feadaíl):


1966, Tom McHale, County Roscommon
1975, Paddy Berry, County Wexford
1976, Seamus O'Donnell, County Sligo
1977, Paddy Berry, County Wexford
1979, Michael Creavers, County Galway
1983, Walter O'Hara, County Wexford
1984, Liam Gaul, County Wexford
1985, Paddy O'Donnell, County Galway
1986, M.J. O'Reilly, County Wexford
1987, Padraig Ó Raithbheartaigh, County Galway
1996, Michael Ryan, County Tipperary
1990, John O'Connell, County Antrim
1998, Síle Áine de Barra, County Cork
1999, Sean White, County Waterford
2000, Frances Donahue, County Galway
2001, Séan Seosamh Mac Domhnaill, County Mayo
2002, Séan Seosamh Mac Domhnaill, County Mayo
2003, Aníde Uí Bhennéis, County Limerick
2004, Aníde Uí Bhennéis, County Limerick
2005, Aníde Uí Bhennéis, County Limerick
2006, Aníde Uí Bhennéis, County Limerick
2007, Máiréad Ní Chorradáin, County Limerick
2008, Tony Connolly, County Galway
2009, Claire McNicholl, County Londonderry
2010, Ailéin Ó Dubhuir, County Wexford
2011, Ailéin Ó Dubhuir, County Wexford
2012, Ailéin Ó Dubhuir, County Wexford
2013, Ailéin Ó Dubhuir, County Wexford
2014, Séamus Ó hAirtnéide, County Limerick


One thing I'm particularly interested in knowing is if there are any recordings of feadaíl — preferably a whole album of it, but if anyone knows of an album which features even just one track of feadaíl, I'd like to know about it. Thanks.


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