Olaf Sickmann's Blog (8)

New tunes by Ron Verstappen (whistle) & Olaf Sickmann (guitar)

Hi all,here is my first internet collaboration with Belgium tin whistle maestro Ron Verstappen.

He plays two of his own compositions (Reels) with some guitar backing by myself.

The story behind this is very simple and typical for trad music players: Ron , a great tin whistle player and composer from Belgium and my facebook-friend, posted these 2…


Added by Olaf Sickmann on November 26, 2015 at 15:30 — 1 Comment


Hi all,

"German Tin Whistle Manic" is an album project (album + play alongs + tune book), which I hopefully record and release next year. It will be a very basic tin whistle CD - just tin whistle in D and some guitar backings - and all tunes were written by myself. You can listen to a full track from "German Tin Whistle Maniac" by following this link on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxNSEkDIlT8

Added by Olaf Sickmann on September 9, 2015 at 4:32 — No Comments

"Whistle Man" ON AIR on Celtic Radio

Hi all, I got this wonderful mail about my current tin whistle album "Whistle Man" this morning from Celtic Radio (award winning radio station): "In fact, we were so impressed with this album that we have selected "Whistle Man" as part of our featured CD section!"

By following this link you can see that I am in good company :-):…


Added by Olaf Sickmann on August 25, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Sheet Music & Tabs for guitarists - Trip To Scotland

Hi All. Find below a transcription which includes sheet music & tabs for my tune "Trip to Scotland".  

It is taken from my album "The Green River" which was released in 2008. Tuning is CACGBE. You can also listen to the tune on the YouTube video also included below. 



Added by Olaf Sickmann on August 1, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

German Tin Whistle Maniac - Kitchen Jig

Composing/Arranging for my new CD "German Tin Whistle Maniac" finished :-) 

It will be a very basic tin whistle CD - just D-whistle and some guitar backings AND an ebook with all tunes and chords.

The pic  shows one of my tunes which is very suitable for every traditional Irish session! Enjoy :-)

Recording starts in May in a 300 years old water mill - Mühle der…


Added by Olaf Sickmann on March 28, 2015 at 6:30 — No Comments

Original Tin Whistle Session Tunes

Hi all.  In 2012 I released a CD named "Original Tin Whistle Session Tunes". I recorded 20 of my own tunes and added a digital tune book on the CD. The tune book can be downloaded for free by following this link.



Added by Olaf Sickmann on January 26, 2015 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

Debut album "Klangzauber" now on iTunes!

Hi all.  My debut album "Klangzauber" (it means "Magic Sounds" and was released in 2002) is now available at iTunes. 14 tracks with mainly guitar music and a few whistle tracks.

The video below is a full track from "Klangzauber" (2 reels played on guitar). The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Marcus Praed - guitarist and sound engineer from the world famous band…


Added by Olaf Sickmann on December 21, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

New album "Whistle Man" out now!

Hi all.  My new tin whistle album "Whistle Man" is out now! So enjoy the album sampler on youtube and if you like to order a copy please go to my website www.olafsickmann.de (there you can find more informations about "Whistle Man")! Music also available at iTunes, Amazon MP3, JPC, and many more ...



Added by Olaf Sickmann on September 26, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

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