The Official Tommy Reilly Web Site

21 Aug 1919 to 25 Sep 2000

  • We are sorry to say that Tommy's widow, Ena Reilly, died on 21st August 2016. She was born 11th June 1929 in Bury Lancashire. No music etc can be sold for the near future.
  • Uwe Warschkow has published his eBook about his experiences as a long time friend and pupil of Tommy Reilly.

    "Harmonica Lessons with Tommy Reilly"
    Tommy won a place on the concert stage for the humble harmonica.

    Uwe's memories of his friendship and lessons with Tommy Reilly are a must for all of Tommy's fans. In addition to providing personal details of Tommy's family and the musicians he worked with, Uwe gives the best insight into Tommy's approach to playing and teaching the harmonica. Many of the pieces of music which Tommy played are discussed as Uwe recalls the way Tommy helped him to interpret and perform the music.

    The eBook (PDF) - Harmonica Lessons with Tommy Reilly - is available in both English and German Language versions. It has 208 Pages, DIN A4, with many photographs and examples of the sheet music. Price: 35.00

    You can get more information and see examples of pages from the book by visiting Uwe's web site -

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I have added a full discography of Tommy Reilly's recordings. It includes the many singles (78s and 45s), beginning in 1951, and the LPs, CDs, recordings with other artists and popular orchestras and Music Library Recordings.

I have also been looking for copies of the piano sheet music which was issued in the 50s to accompany popular musical hits of the day. If you have any for any of the popular harmonica hits, would you email me with details and, where possible, an image.

VideosI have added some videos of Tommy Reilly playing in concert and on the Judith Durham TV program. These and links to some of his audio recordings on YouTube can be viewed here.
Music books

The 1969 Tommy Reilly Chromatic Harmonica Course has been re-edited and converted to a book and two CDs. To get more details click here.

Tommy's book, Studies for the Chromatic Harmonica, has been reissued in English and Japanese. For price and details click here.
CD RecordingsCopies of Tommy's CDs can be purchased here.
Sheet Music Copies of Tommy's sheet music can be purchased here.
Here is the collection of major harmonica concertos and publisher details put together by Andrew See.
Here is the collection of music for the chromatic harmonica put together by Douglas Tate.
Brief BiographyA short history of Tommy's life and career can be seen here.
National Harmonica LeagueThe home for harmonica players in the UK and anywhere else..
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