Choosing a low D whistle: 2019
I am a relative novice to Irish trad music; 1 year bodhran and high whistle, both of which I play weekly with local session chums. I’ve played guitar, ukulele and mountain dulcimer for many years and live in the UK.
With increasing love for the lower register, I recently bought a Dixon low D high which in many respects is a good beginners’ low D. I’ve enough of an ear, though, to hear it’s weaknesses. Given that low whistles are so different in terms of breathing, octave difference and so on, I’d like to buy and learn to play a more musically accurate low D. I don’t need to play loud and my hands are on the small side. I know there are other threads on this topic, but some are over a decade old, and the craft of whistle making moves on. Any recommendations, please.