Fifes and Whistles?
My daughter very much enjoys fifing. She plays a b flat model F with our fife and drum corps.
I would like to get her a D fife so she may play along with her brothers when they are on fiddle and banjo. They play Old Time, Irish and traditional fife tunes. Because she already knows the fife tunes, I am thinking jumping to the D fife will be a relatively easy experience?
Does anyone have experiences with specific D fifes that they could recommend? Wood type? Manfacturer? Or should I not consider this an option?
Because I have never seen a fife played at a session, I am wondering if it will be something that will transition from the battlefield. I was also considering getting an entry level tunable wooden whistle, but they do not seem to exist. Is a D recorder a possible stand in? Was thinking a tunable poly whistle would be a nice place to start?
Thanks for your consideration and feedback.