Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Win a Celtic Clarke Tin Whistle!


When it's this cold you need to make things a little brighter. I don't know any instrument as bright as a little tin whistle. This is my favorite of the common tin/Irish whistles you see online and in music stores. It's the Celtic Clarke, and the tone is so smooth and haunting. I headed outside with the macbook and filmed this rendition of an upbeat Skye Boat Song (Scottish folk song) with Merlin licking his mineral bar as the wind blew. Special thanks to my tripod/beehive for filming. I played it through those few times and did add a slight echo and some wind reduction, but that is what a tin whistle sounds like, through and through.

Want one of your own? Leave a comment in this post as an entry. I'll pick a winner Friday Night and post it in this very post. So comment, share, and enter this free little giveaway to add some music to your winter as well!

WINNER IS...
. Sunflower Farm and Petit Creek Lavender


Email me so I can have it shipped to you!

63 Comments:

Blogger Kelly said...

My favorite part of the Outlander show was this song!!!!!
I've never even heard of a tin whistle and you just played the coolest song EVER on it!

January 7, 2015 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Justine said...

I love tin and penny whistles!

January 7, 2015 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger margaret minetti said...

absolutly fab. sound!!! never heard one before.

January 7, 2015 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger small farm girl said...

Love it!!!!!

January 7, 2015 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Tori said...

I love tin whistles! The name sounds so lame, but they make such a nice sound. My grandfather used to play it, among other instruments.

January 7, 2015 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Meadowridge said...

LOVED this Jenna!!! I love the Outlander series and love this theme song and it was so awesome seeing you play it on the whistle out in the freezing temps! Play more on future vlogs!!!!

January 7, 2015 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Beautiful tune! Thank you for that little bit of goodness on a cold windy day here in Texas.

January 7, 2015 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Lilbitbrit said...

I love that tune. Played it a lot after I came back from the Isle of Skye. Bonnie Prince Charlie and all that.

The Tin Whistle is lovely.

Thank you

January 7, 2015 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Jenna Rinehart said...

Nice whistling! :) I especially like Merlin in the background. I'm in the process of purchasing a black pony of my own, and he should be arriving this weekend. I would love to sit with him and play a Celtic tune someday.

January 7, 2015 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger The Weekend Homesteader said...

Oh, how cool that sounded. I would love to win this and learn to play!

January 7, 2015 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Dana "Aurora" Johnson said...

I had no idea tin whistles sounded so pretty!

January 7, 2015 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Thera said...

Thank you for a little bit of sunshine, I truly needed this today of all days! And I would love to be able to do the same for someone else with a tin whistle of my own!

January 7, 2015 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Awesome sound. I never knew one could sound so good:)

January 7, 2015 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Kimberlie Ott said...

I would love that, it sounds soooo pretty! You play it well girl!

January 7, 2015 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

I just about bought one of these the other day. That was awesome.
Shelley

January 7, 2015 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger deodar said...

Very haunting, somehow reminds me of the movie "The Mission".

January 7, 2015 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I love that tune. I would love to learn how to play one. It would be good to learn something new while it's too dark at night to do anything outside.

January 7, 2015 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Povertyflats said...

I sing to my animals when I do chores in the morning and evening. I have 7 Tennessee Walkers, 3 miniature horse, 9 laying hens , 3 ducks , 2 squierll dogs, and 1 rooster. I think they would love to hear a tin whistle instead of my singing.

January 7, 2015 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Teresa A Hearth & Home Goddess Wannabe said...

Your post made me smile. Synchronicity. Just last week I started looking for a tin whistle and am really considering the one you are playing. I wondered how well it would sound, eventually, and now I know. Having never touched anything of the sort, can you recommend a songbook?

January 7, 2015 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Becca Bledsoe said...

Wow, I loved that! I got chills! lol You just keep surprising me. Keep it up!

January 7, 2015 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

This is the songbook I rec:

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Deluxe-Tinwhistle-Songbook-sheet-music/1723504?d=sem_SFD&popup=false&mkwid=ZrDpHSlw&pcrid=47878898422&gclid=Cj0KEQiAz7OlBRDErsTx47LKz-8BEiQAY0OlYkiMRhKRhWD8HPWcdLqMwGHBmcBdN8K9rup-MidcUOIaAoC-8P8HAQ

It doesn't come with a CD, but you can hear the songs you don't know on Youtube.

January 7, 2015 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

And check out my Facebook page for kelsie's amazing playing on her whistle!

January 7, 2015 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh this would be so fun!

January 7, 2015 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

That's so cool! The brightness put a big smile on my face.

January 7, 2015 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

That's so cool! The brightness put a big smile on my face.

January 7, 2015 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Heather Knoll said...

It's beautiful!

January 7, 2015 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Paradise Found Farmgirl said...

Very nice! Sounds lovely. I am sure Merlin enjoyed his dinner music.

January 7, 2015 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Di said...

Beautiful. Perfect setting beside your pony! I appreciate your post about sleeping downstairs by the fire. It's cold here in Wisconsin as well and our wood heat is having trouble keeping up.

January 7, 2015 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger Janalynn said...

Beautiful and haunting. Maybe my next instrument to try? Hmmm, or the dulcimer... :)

January 8, 2015 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger anne dinan said...

that is just what a fifty year old artist lady needs on her birthday!

January 8, 2015 at 4:44 AM  
Blogger Andrea Rossmann said...

My youngest asked for a tin whistle for Christmas after seeing James Nesbitt play one on The Hobbit. I love how they sound!

January 8, 2015 at 5:51 AM  
Blogger Matt_Middleton said...

I'd love to give this to my daughter. She's a bit young for it yet, but she plays with a recorder all the time.

January 8, 2015 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger EmmyG said...

YOu are full of surprises and inspiration what a human can do! Talented! 'What luck, my son teacher (Irish) said we should get one for him a And now! This gift. Put me in!

January 8, 2015 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

It's amazing to me how much you teach yourself. I have similar interests but never get around to them.

I blame TV.

January 8, 2015 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Bencody Farm said...

What a beautiful, beautiful sound! I loved it. Barbara

January 8, 2015 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Sunflower Farm and Petit Creek Lavender said...

That was really, really beautiful. Thank you

January 8, 2015 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger tandos mama said...

tin whistles are next best to the wind

January 8, 2015 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Spiderjohn said...

Very cool Jenna. Are you still playing guitar and dreaming about a J-45?

January 8, 2015 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger renate said...

what a beautiful tune and tone—thank you!

January 8, 2015 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Very beautiful and my cat loved your playing too😊. Perked his ears right up

January 8, 2015 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Debbie Marshall said...

Love it! I'd love to play one of these for my sheep and dogs!

January 8, 2015 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Caity said...

Cool! I play the ocarina, but have yet to try a penny whistle. Looks fun!

January 8, 2015 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Knit Picky Knitter said...

would love a tin whistle. I got a strumstick and mountain dulcimer after reading your first book so I guess I should try for a tin whistle too! Reading Barnheart right now and loving it!

January 8, 2015 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger psoupbetty said...

Count me in, Jenna! Thanks for the demo and the book recommendation. I can just see myself sitting by the pond playing my way through summer sunsets...

January 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Tanya T said...

My girls and I would love to own one. We play with harmonica's, recorders and a small piano at home.

January 8, 2015 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Renman said...

Love that song, and your playing of it. Thanks!

January 8, 2015 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Melanie J. said...

Commenting! What a lovely giveaway, thanks for the opportunity, Jenna!

January 8, 2015 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Karen L. said...

What a haunting, beautiful sound even with the wind and the horse! You make beautiful music for sure. I have been enjoying you vlogs especially when you get upstaged by an animal. Keep on keeping on!

January 8, 2015 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

What a sweet little treat! Your playing is lovely. This would be so fun to learn to play. I'd probably have to fight my kids for it. Keep playing!

January 8, 2015 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger the habit of being said...

love this!

January 8, 2015 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Would love to win this to play for my granddaughter!

January 8, 2015 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Christine Marble said...

Beautiful.

January 8, 2015 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Myrrhlynn said...

Lovely sound! Can you post a link to where those of us who don't win can buy one?

Thanks, Myrrhlynn

January 8, 2015 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Heather G said...

Simply enchanting and beautiful. Thank you.

January 8, 2015 at 11:55 PM  
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January 8, 2015 at 11:55 PM  
Blogger Beams of Pure Light said...

How beautiful the sound that emerges from such a small instrument.

January 9, 2015 at 12:05 AM  
Blogger Dee Long said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing. My sons and I would love to learn to play this instrument.

January 9, 2015 at 4:15 AM  
Blogger Kristen Brockmeyer said...

I've never even heard of this, and now want to learn it! Thank you for the song, and the entry. :)

January 9, 2015 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger S. said...

I've always thought tin whistles awfully nice!

January 9, 2015 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger bee*in*the*balm said...

fingers frozen but crossed!

January 9, 2015 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Mary Niedenfuer said...

I gave up on Outlander after the first episode, but our mutual friend, Tara, says to hang in there. Anyway, great tune and playing!

January 9, 2015 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger lemontreelane said...

love that song! thanks for sharing

January 9, 2015 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

Inspiring.......i resolve to make music this new year.....thank you

January 9, 2015 at 3:23 PM  

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