Role of the Tin Whistle
So, I would just like to check to make sure that I am understanding how a tin whistle fits into trad music playing in groups. It seems like tin whistles, being a melody instrument, either play/carry the main melody in a song or, when there are other melody instruments around (including voice), may take up harmonies, counter melodies, and such instead of playing the primary melody in a tune/song.
Is there a point when a whistle could take up rhythm somehow?
I apologize if my wording is bad, my music theory is both terrible and very rusty. Thanks!