My fiddle (Cara) and I went to our first session last week, had a blast, and the whole thing inspired my husband to get into ITM too. He used to play oboe, so he decided to try tin whistle which has similar fingering. Got him the basic Generation Flageolet whistles in D,C and G. He took to it like a duck to water and can hardly bear to walk past his whistles now without picking them up and having a go!
Unfortunately the intonation on the D whistle in particular is just awful! The bottom D is nearly a semitone flat, the top D is sharp, and the notes in between are just randomly either sharp or flat. The C and G whistles are a lot better, although not exactly right.
He has struggled to find a source of musical fulfillment since quitting the oboe, and he’s gotten so excited about this that I want to treat him to a really nice instrument he can enjoy playing. I know so little though, which is why I ordered him the cheap ones to have a go on first. So… Can some of you kind folks recommend us some whistles please?