apack’s five comments

  • Re: Looking for a new tin whistle

    My advice is to get a Dixon Trad. Not much more in cost than the old cheapies, but much better quality. more…

  • Re: whistles….

    The next step up is definitely a Dixon trad or one of Jerry Freeman’s tweaked whistles. Both are dramatically better than Clarke, Feadog, Oak, Shaw, etc. in terms of tuning, intonation, and playability. Both are also inexpensive. If you’re going beyond… more…

  • More ABC’s

    The ABC file for Dave “Normaway” MacDonald’s Wedding is now available here: more…

  • Re: Favorite Ancient Tune

    Tabhair Dom Do Lamh (aka Give me your hand) by Ruairi Dall O’Cathain (c. 1570 -1650). That’s a great, enduring tune. more…

  • Re: best ‘modern’ tunes

    There are tons of great modern tunes, of all sorts and flavors, and coming from diverse locations around the world. Here are some of my favorites: more…