John McSherry

is creating Whistle & Uilleann Pipe music videos, tutorials & lessons

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THE LISTENER
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Unlock exclusive content and join the community of patrons.
  • Exclusive access to monthly videos. A mixture of solo, duet, experimental performance videos, behind the scenes footage - gigs, sessions, recording, chats etc. (some performance videos may be published on Youtube at a later date for publicity purposes).
  • Your name credited at the end of any performance videos that may get published on Youtube (only applies to members of this tier).
  • Annual downloads of John's best Patreon performances compiled into EP or album format (to be sold on digital platforms but free for you).  On top of this, you will also get a free download of either of John's previous solo albums (The Seven Suns or Soma - only applies after one year continuous membership of this tier or above tiers).
  • Exclusive access to patreon posts and feed.

  • Monthly videos - solo, duet, experimental, behind the scenes etc
  • Patreon posts and feed
  • Your name credited at the end of Youtube performance videos
  • Album downloads
PLAYER COURSE (1) Beginners - Whistle
£15
per month
6 month long intensive course: 
(in concert D)
  • Exclusive access to beginners tutorial videos on Low Whistle. An intensive course with 6 lengthy videos in total (1 per month) starting with the very basics (hand positioning, fingering, tonguing, scales, note articulation, exercises etc), going right through from simple slow tunes to faster more complex jigs, reels & polkas with essential ornamentation such as cuts, short cuts, taps & rolls. Featuring 12 tune learning lessons (from 'Dawning of the Day' & 'Roddy McCorley' to 'The Rambling Pitchfork' & 'Ships in full sale') with basic ABC notation, dozens of exercises and loads of technique, this course will have you playing in no time at all.
  • Exclusive access to help, advice and resource information.
  • PLUS....ALL BENEFITS OF PREVIOUS TIER.
  • ACCESS TO THIS TIER ENDS ON 30TH SEPT (TIERS/COURSES RESTART EVERY 6 MONTHS)
NB....After you complete the course you will have the option of staying on in this tier or moving up to the next. If you choose to stay on, you will have access to more tune learning videos each month at roughly the same level. You can take as long as you like in this tier until you feel ready to advance to the next level.
  • Help, advice and resource information
  • Beginners tutorial videos
PLAYER COURSE (1) Beginners - Pipes
£15
per month
6 month long intensive course: 
(in concert D)

  • Exclusive access to beginners tutorial videos. An intensive course with 6 lengthy videos in total (1 per month) starting with the very basics (setting up, positioning, fingering, scales, note articulation, exercises etc), going right through from simple slow tunes to faster more complex jigs, reels & polkas with essential ornamentation such as cuts, short cuts, taps & rolls. Featuring 12 tune learning lessons (from 'Dawning of the Day & 'The South Wind' to 'The Rambling Pitchfork' & 'Morrison's Jig') with basic ABC notation, dozens of exercises and loads of technique, this course will have you playing in no time at all. 
  • Exclusive access to help, advice and resource information.
  • PLUS....ALL BENEFITS OF PREVIOUS TIER.
  • ACCESS TO THIS TIER ENDS ON 30TH SEPT (TIERS/COURSES RESTART EVERY 6 MONTHS)
NB....After you complete the course you will have the option of staying on in this tier or moving up to the next. If you choose to stay on, you will have access to more tune learning videos each month at roughly the same level. You can take as long as you like in this tier until you feel ready to advance to the next level.
  • Help, advice and resource information
  • Beginners tutorial videos

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IMPORTANT NOTICE.
ACCESS TO THE PLAYER COURSE TIERS (BEGINNERS, IMPROVERS & COMBO) WILL BE AVAILABLE UP UNTIL THE 30TH SEPT. AFTER THAT, THE COURSES WILL BE CLOSED TO EVERYONE WHO HAS NOT ALREADY JOINED. HOWEVER, THE COURSES ARE ON-GOING AND WILL START UP EVERY SIX MONTHS, SO IF YOU MISS THE FIRST ROUND, YOU CAN ALWAYS CATCH THE NEXT!


If you enjoy the Uilleann Pipes, Low Whistle and Irish/Celtic music in general, then this might just be the place for you. You don't have to be a player to join in - there are tiers for everyone - the casual listener, the beginner, the intermediate and the more advanced.  This is an excellent time to be part of an on-line community dedicated to Uilleann Piping and Whistle playing with videos ranging from pure traditional to the more experimental. Take a look at the tiers, see what John is offering and don't miss this opportunity to join in and learn from one of the best in the business.

John McSherry has been a major figure in Irish/Celtic music for over twenty years now and is hailed as one of the finest exponents of the art of Uilleann Piping in the world today -- "a true master" -- Irish Music Magazine. 

A founder member of top trad bands Lúnasa, Tamalin and Donal Lunny's ground-breaking supergroup Coolfin in the 1990s, John has subsequently produced an array of critically acclaimed and innovative albums, both solo and collaborative, including his latest album, 'The Seven Suns'. His piping has featured on many film and TV soundtracks including, 'There You'll Find me', 'Waking Ned Devine' and 'This Is My Father' and he has twice been the recipient of an IMA award as well as being nominated for 'Musician of the Year' at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He is also co-author of the book 'The Wheels of the World' - 300 years of Uilleann Pipers’ which was released in the Autumn of 2015.

John has performed all over the world on many of the great stages, from the Royal Albert Hall to Glastonbury Festival and is widely admired on the Irish traditional scene as an offstage character and an onstage magician. He is a prolific composer, producer, arranger and an established studio session musician of world class renown, recording and performing with everyone from Clannad and Sinéad O'Connor to Rod Stewart, Nanci Griffiths, and The Corrs. John continues to push the boundaries of Irish music with his current bands Ulaid, At First Light and The Olllam.

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 21 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 21 exclusive posts
8
Images
7
Writings
6
Videos

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