Tres’s six comments

  • Humphrey Tin Whistles?

    I have heard good things about the tin whistles made by Gary Humphrey. Has anyone here ever played one of his whistles? If so, can anyone comment on how the different bore sizes sound, and how his "stealth model" compares to the journeyman model? more…

  • Re: What tin whistle is this girl playing and where could I get one???

    Definitely a Sindt-- not a Burke. If you cannot get ahold of a Sindt, the Killarney whistle is a Sindt copy but with a nickel body. They are cheaper and easily available it seems. They are supposed to sound very much like a Sindt. more…

  • Re: Michael Burke Tin Whistle

    I love Burke whistles. Over the years I've owned a session brass D (his first incarnation of this whistle-- only downside was that it tended to clog a bit-- since remedies with his delrin tipped brass whistles with curved windways), his composite D (exce... more…

  • Re: Should a tin whistle be perfectly in tune? And which is the most beautiful one you know?

    Prettiest that I've personally seen are my Fred Rose Blackwood D (older model with Gold accents-- just perfect in every way!) and my nickle Copeland D. I'm sure that other makers such as Abell and O'Riordan make beautiful whistles as well-- I've just nev... more…

  • Re: tin whistle hands: right over left, or left over right?

    Doesn't matter-- do what feels right! (from a "righty" who for some reason also plays his whistle as a "lefty") Did mess me up a bit when I dabbled with playing the recorder-- hard to get a "lefty" recorder (yes-- it matter-- the bottom holes are made ... more…

  • Re: Suggestions for a tin whistle

    The O'Briain tweaked whistles are excellent (I've owned two over the years) but they do require some breath control so may not be ideal for a beginner. The tweaked Freeman Generation whistles I've owned have been great and are more forgiving to play. I ... more…