Clare whistles; are the holes aligned to the side for a reason or is it bad manufacturing?
A friend of mine just brought me 2 Clare and 3 Feadóg whistles back from Ireland.
The Clare whistles’ holes and fipple are not in line though; on both whistles it seems the body of the whistle is twisted by about 15 degrees to the right.
Is this a feature of Clare whistles? I thought it is too much of a coincidence that both would be like that. (One is brass and the other nickel, just in case you are wondering why there are two).