10 Easy Tin Whistle Songs for Beginners (With Videos)

If you’re looking to learn some easy songs to play on a tin whistle, then this is the right place for you. We’re going to show you 10 songs that you can get started on right away.

We have tried to include a good variety of songs on this list, from movie theme tunes, Irish folk songs, to classics and pop tunes.

The songs in this list are very popular, with basic melodies that are easy to follow and play on a tin whistle.

1. Titanic – My Heart Will Go On

This is one of the classic tin whistle songs with which we’re starting off this list. As you already know, this is one of the rare pop songs that have a wind instrument similar to the tin whistle play the main theme, so it’s no surprise that this is one of the most sought-after songs to learn.

As you can see in this tutorial video, it’s really easy to play this song, and you will play it like a pro in no time at all!

2. Lord of the Rings – Hobbits Theme Song

We continue with the soundtrack theme. Lord of the Rings is one of the most well-known stories in the history of the world, and iconic movies did well to Tolkien’s legacy.

Apart from that, they also gave us this beautiful music that’s great for beginners to learn and grasp the concept of this instrument.

3. Simon & Garfunkel – Sound of Silence

One of the most iconic tunes in the history of rock music, Sound of Silence, was recorded thousands of times by the most influential artists in the world. So, why not give it a go yourself?

It’s an easy song, with a simple melody and this tutorial will show you everything you need to know.

4. Rocky Road To Dublin – Irish folk song

One of my personal favorite songs of all time. Rocky Road to Dublin has a simple, catchy melody that will be stuck in your head when you hear for the first time.

And since it’s simple enough to play on a tin whistle, you will always have that option of just playing it for yourself and your enjoyment.

5. Game of Thrones Theme Song

Did you really think this list would be complete without the GOT theme song? For one of the most popular series ever to be aired, the theme song got to become as iconic as the show itself.

And even if you didn’t watch the show, you most certainly know how the song goes. So, get on to practicing and play this with your friends; they’ll love it.

6. Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace is a commonly played song for beginners on almost every instrument. Check out the video tutorial that we have embedded below to learn how to play it on your tin whistle: 

7. Fairytale – Shrek

Last of the OST tracks on this list, we promise! A catchy, gentle, simple tune that can be played by anyone, the Shrek soundtrack song is one of the people’s favorites when it comes to tin whistles. The simplicity and pure beauty of the song make it a perfect theme for the first song to learn on the tin whistle.

8. The Kerry Polka

The tin whistle is best known around the world because of Irish folk music. Irishmen played their songs on tin whistles, and that Celtic sound really spread and caught on around the world. So, apart from the before-mentioned Rocky road, The Kerry Polka is another example of a catchy Celtic tune that’s easy to play and suited for a beginner. If you’re into Irish folk music, you will find TONS of tabs and instructions on the internet, don’t worry.

9. Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah

One of the most beautiful songs ever to be made, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah is a true masterpiece. And to make things even better, the melody is really, really simple and doesn’t take a lot of time to master at all.

So, as it turns out, it’s not that hard to reach those heavenly melodies at all.

10. Scarborough fair

This old traditional song is probably best known today because of Bob Dylan’s version of it, especially the one sang in duet with Johnny Cash. But, this is still a beautiful tune that’s well known around the world and makes one of the most beautiful love songs of all time.

In this video, you’ll find everything you need to master this song and see that it’s not that hard to play it after all.


We hope that this post has inspired you to learn some new songs on your tin whistle. There are lots of other songs that you can find online, as well as free tutorials on how to play them.

So, get started. Practice regularly, and soon you will be able to play them all!

Featured image: by Daniel Fernandez / CC BY-SA

1 Comment
  1. Thank you so much for providing these tutorials…I was getting frustrated with my progress until someone suggested to me that I needed to work more at my “grade level”….that I was picking tunes that I want not ready for….and then I found you!

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