Names of whistle players around during the ‘pure drop’ days?
Nearly all the players I find on youtube videos are the contemporary speed merchants and twiddlers.
I have been watching a few come west along the road episodes and the playing is so much purer in those days but unfortunately whistle players seem very few and far between.
I know there have been a couple of players which I have seen on there- vinnie kilduff, mary bergin, micho russel, some other random dude, but I don’t know any other names to search.
I am looking for the equivalent whistlers of the straight ahead driving style found in donegal fiddlers; but on CWATR nearly every player, regardless of area, has a much more stripped down and driving style compared to the soulless play of today; it’s just there are very few whistle players I can find. I will come across some eventually I guess and I am still enjoying watching the shows but I just wanted to see if there were any suggestions so I can get straight to the sauce though I will keep watching the shows for general enjoyment.