It is open for debate whether wood or metal whistles sound best. I'd say the material means preciously little. I have whistles in brass, brass/wood, aluminum and african blackwood and there's no winner really, it's all a…"
Hi Everyone:I am learning the Irish Penny Whistle and I just love it! But I have a basic question, Which produces the better sound, a metal whistle or a wooden one?Also, where is the best place to buy a wooden one? I work in wood my self and was thinking of making one from a piece of Persimmon Wood. Is there someplace you can get a Blueprint or something?Here is a list of people I am learning the Penny Whistle From:Eamonn de Barra, Father Ryan G. Duns, and Elizabeth Valez UrieI am from…See More
A place to discuss whistles,their makers and performers/performance. Anything whistle related is ok, keep in mind that opinions could vary in the extreme without one being more worth per se than the other, so keep it nice and polite.See More
"Are you familiar at all with the music of Michael Card? He is a long time Christian Recording Artist, but many of his songs on the Album "Poema" are purely Irish Traditional Music. My favorite song is entitles,…"
"Dear Eamonn -- Things are getting better with the Whistle. I am getting the scales down and am learning simple songs to get the breathing, and covering the holes right. Perseverance and Practice (the two P's) are what it is going to…"
"Eamonn: Sorry about messing up the spelling of your first name, but after all, I am an American. I watched you play the Whistle with your brother on Youtube doing the Kesh Jig. It looked intimidating to a beginner but I realize I…"
My name is James C. Moeller and I am in Omaha, Nebraska USA. I hope to play the Irish Penny Whistle well. Hoping you or others on the site can help me. First of all, a question:
1) I noticed when practicing the scales…"