Linda with her autoharp

Linda Parker Hamilton
The Northern Nightingale

Something for the Christmas season:
O Holy Night -- harp and whistling.

Linda is a Canadian whistler who operates out of the Toronto area. She is the Owner / Moderator of the Orawhistle Global Whistlers' Forum, the world's online whistling community. In April 2013, she was inducted into the International Whistlers Hall of Fame in honor of her contributions to the art of musical whistling. Linda was also recently featured in a Washington Post article and in the Toronto Star.

Linda gave a lecture on the History of Musical Whistling at the 2012 International Whistlers Convention. In 2011, she received the 2011 International Whistling Entertainer of the Year Award award at the Convention. She also appeared recently on CBC's Maritime News radio show.

Linda's whistling is included in composer John Oswald's soundscape, "A Time to Hear for Here," for the Spirit House in the new Crystal wing of the Royal Ontario Museum. She has also performed on CBC Morning TV and City Breakfast TV in Toronto and on radio for CBC Metro Morning, CFRB Nightside, Toronto, the Colin McEnroe Afternoon Show on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 AM in Hartford, Connecticut, the Kool 106 Morning Show, Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Augusta Maine Morning Show, Toledo, Ohio, and Louisburg, North Carolina. She has also soloed at the Puckerama Benefit Concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to whistling, Linda plays autoharp, celtic harp, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, and flute. She accompanies her whistling with autoharp and celtic harp.

The Strike the 'Harp and Strike the 'Harp Again Christmas autoharp compendium CDs feature Linda's unique and haunting combination of autoharp and whistling. Linda also appears and whistles in "Pucker Up: the fine art of whistling," an award-winning documentary by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner about the 2004 International Whistling championship.

Linda is available for performances in Toronto and surrounding areas.

Linda with her harp

Whistling Samples

Some Samples with Autoharp Accompaniment