Are feadóg whistles good?
It is rated as one of the best beginner tin whistles. I ordered the Clark also but prefer the Feadog. I think it has a better sound to it overall than the Clark does.
Where are feadóg whistles made?
The Feadóg “Original Irish Whistle” is 100% manufactured at our premises in Dublin, Ireland and is the oldest commercially produced tin or penny whistle in Ireland.
Who is a well known tin whistle player?
Myles O’Malley became known as the Tin Whistle King in the 1930s and led his own successful band during the period. Born in 1910 to Irish parents in Massachusetts, O’Malley was an avid saxophone player before he picked up the whistle.
Are Feadog whistles tunable?
The mouthpiece is not glued on, so the whistle is “somewhat tunable” (see our “Make It Tunable” Page for more on this). The Feadóg Pro has a double-coat of finish, which helps to stabilize the tone, making it a more forgiving whistle for beginners, as well as being an excellent choice for more experienced players.
What are the notes on a tin whistle?
Whistles are available in all the major keys. The most common, a D whistle, can play in the keys of D and G major. The second most common, a C whistle, can play in the keys of C and F major. The lowest note of a penny whistle, with all the fingers covered, is called the tonic – on a D whistle the tonic is D.
Are tin whistles expensive?
They are usually inexpensive, with a price range of around $10-$20. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that you definitely want a tin whistle in the key of D. It is considered the standard key, and luckily all of the whistle makers and brands offer so-called high D (soprano) whistles.
What is a penny whistle band?
The tin whistle, commonly called the penny whistle, flageolet, English flageolet, Scottish penny whistle, tin flageolet, Irish whistle, Belfast Hornpipe, feadóg stáin (or simply feadóg) and Clarke London Flageolet is a simple, six-holed woodwind instrument.
Can you tune a tin whistle?
If you have an inexpensive whistle (less than $35), then chances are there is no capability of tuning the whistle out-of-the-box. However, there are ways to make a tin whistle tunable if your whistle is two pieces: the mouthpiece and the bore of the whistle!