Videos of Whistlers

Ryan Duns, SJ, plays a traditional Irish reel
aptly titled “The Musical Priest.”


Kwela: pennywhistle jive from South Africa.


The amazing and amusing Tin Trio — aka Scott Bazzle.


Two jigs from Mary Bergin, queen of the Irish whistle.


The Basement Boys play an ensemble piece, “Kwela Bafana,” in this 1957 S. African recording. Kwela is often played in groups that feature multiple pennywhistles.


The jazzy pennywhistle stylings of John Ragusa,
with Rich Goodheart on kalimba.


The popular “Lord of the Rings” theme
played by “Pingalo Bill.”


Sir James Galway, pennywhistling in Germany.


The Louis Armstrong classic “What A Wonderful World,” played on the pennywhistle by “armoredcorelok” from Hong Kong.


Polish flutist Ewelina Grygier plays “Aishlin Jig,” composed by Welsh flutist Diarmuid Johnson


Kwela footage from Malawi, 1967, featuring 12-year-old Donald Kachamba on the pennywhistle at 06:08.