I have been playing the tin whistle for a good while now, I own a Feadog D whistle and a Clarke D Penny whistle which I really enjoy playing but I am considering buying a new ''up market'' whistle as they say and would like your opinions and ideas on what you would recommend.

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For my money, I'd go with a Jerry Freeman Tweaked whistle.  I'm particularly fond of his Blackbird D.  Easily one of my favorite high D whistles, readily available, and quite reasonably priced.

Thanks Soloman for your advice, I have heard the blackbird and it has a wonderful tone to it. I'll keep an update of what I decide on.

Hi Brian!

Boy, that's a tough question to answer.  There are so many good whistle craftsman!  And so much depends on how much you wish to spend, and how much time you will spend with your whistle.  It really gets to be a personal matter.

My advice would be to go to a festival where you know some celtic shop has set up a vendor booth with instuments and try several kinds. 

I have two Copelands, a high D and a low G.  Those are top of the line, in quality and price.  But I also have a Tilbury C which is really very satisfactory and only cost $80.00 when I ordered it 4-5 yrs. ago. 

You might be careful if you're choosing a wooden or plastic whistle cos they can be delicate....No dropping THEM on a hard floor during a session!

Good luck!

 

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