Planxty whistle

Planxty whistle

Hi, any one knows Whitch whistle is played by Liam O’Flynn
Thanks

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Every time I saw him he played ‘Generation’ whistles.

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Yeah, he played a Generation C, I believe, in the Planxty 2004 live concerts, as well as a Burke D. He will have played Generations on the recordings I assume, as there wasn’t much else around.

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@Kenny - I think it’s a red-top Generation. If you look while he introduces the tunes, at exactly 19:20 the red top is clearly visible. What makes it look like another make later on is, I think, some insulating tape around the bottom of the head - right where Generation Cs always crack when you try to loosen the head!

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Just shows you don’t need to waste money on all the expensive whistles. Liam sounded great on his Generation whistle.

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You’re quite correct, Stiamh, I hadn’t looked that far back, just looked at his playing. The camera doesn’t lie, eh ?

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> Just shows you don’t need to waste money on all the expensive whistles.

True, but it’s also important to realise that Liam had the skills to know when he had a great whistle. I know a good Generation from a great one, now, but I also know Killarney will make me a damn fine whistle and I won’t have to go looking for it.

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