The simple penny whistle goes back a long way with early bone whistles dating back 50,000 years– whew!

Do you want to work on a simple melody going through your head? Just pull it out of your pocket and away you go, inexpensive and easy to carry.

Many famous Celtic bands like The Chieftains, Celtic Woman and Celtic Thunder include the penny whistle in their arrangements.

Our Whistle Teacher

Niamh O’Donnell

The Open Door Music School is pleased to welcome Niamh O’Donnell to our teaching staff. Niamh is a warm and engaging teacher and now has an open schedule on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Niamh started playing Traditional Irish music when she was seven on the tin whistle and then went on to start playing the fiddle at age 8. Niamh started performing and competing in the Irish music competitions from the age of 12 and was the fiddle player for the Glór na dTonn Céilí Band 2019 through 2022. Niamh formed a four piece Traditional Irish music and Folk group InTune and has traveled and performed in Ireland, Europe, United States.

Niamh is a graduate of the Maynooth University, Ireland, with a Bachelors of Music in Major Performance and Minor Composition.

Niamh is available to teach Whistle,  Fiddle / Violin and Mandolin.

Niamh O’Donnell
Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm.