Traditional Irish Music
I have been thinking about getting a low f whistle and was wondering if folks had suggestions. Phil Hardy/Cheiftan seems to be what I see alot of folks play. I have heard good things about the Burke Low F as well.Are there any other models that come to mind?
With the benefit of hindsight, i'd get a Overton/Goldie and be done with searching :)
Although i cant recall having heard a Burke being played.. The difference between a Goldie and Chieftain though is baffling IMO.
I actually had a wonderful black "Reviol", made in New-Zealand.
As far as I can remember, it's not too pricey too.
Thanks for the thoughts. The Overtons look great and obviously you pay for that quality. Guess I better start saving.
Gary Humphrey(USA) is back to making whistles full time;
I'm surprised no one mentioned MK Whistles;
Sasha is in the UK, and many think his low whistles are as good or better than Goldie.
(Among the top makers, it gets to be a matter of taste. YMMV)
Pipers Grip web site is a little out of date but still worth looking at;
If you look through the instrument reviews you'll see write up on many of the previously recomend brands.
I love the MK lows, made by Misha Sommerville, both for tone and playability. The low F's (non-tunable) are around £100. Not cheap but you won't be dissapointed. I also have a Susato low F which is loud, in tune and stable. I think the drawbacks with Susato are the lack of feel as to where the holes are and that kind of, er recordery sound.