Celtic Tinwhistle in D

Celtic Tinwhistle in D

(Penny Whistle)

Item: 39100
Current Retail Price: $15.00
Not in stock

Used whistles may be the Classical Conversations tin whistle, pictured below.

 The Tin Whistle is an actual orchestra instrument. Most tinwhistles are made from one conical piece of metal with a wood plug in the mouth end; they're easy to play with a pleasant, slightly breathy tone. They come in a variety of keys, but most commonly in C or D. It's a great instrument for beginners, but remains a favorite of many players.

There are a variety of Tinwhistle makers around, but the Clarke Company is the original, making them in England since 1843. It's a must for whistle enthusiasts because it is the closest we have to the old, traditional style of pennywhistle. They have a variety of models, but we have decided to carry their Sweetone whistle, an exceptionally good, but inexpensive whistle, tunable, with a smooth action and lovely tone.

Since kids don't always take care of their instruments, this is also one of the few quality instruments to have plastic fipple mouthpiece (nothing ruins a wooden fipple more than being blown soon after eating burgers or drinking coke). Designed by legendary whistle-maker Michael Copeland, this has a substantial, black plastic mouthpiece that is widely praised for its tone and playability.

The Celtic Tinwhistle is the "Sweetone" model with a Celtic themed paint job and packaged in a nice presentation box. Like the Sweetone, the Celtic combines the classic conical Clarke body with a modern plastic mouthpiece designed by Michael Copeland, a respected maker of fine Irish whistles.

Although Tinwhistles are similar to recorders, recorders have larger holes which are difficult for smaller fingers & the fingering may be different. Classical Conversations Foundations tutors use this in their classes, and if you are purchasing one for that purpose, they suggest that you do not substitute a recorder.

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