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Latest Activity

Wayne
@wayne • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Yeah absolutely right Keith, I find the brass plays well for slower tunes and the plastic and the nickel play well for jigs or fast tunes."
Keith
@keith • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"It's nice to get a new whistle now & again. I have found that high priced whistles don't necessarily play any better, but it's nice to have them. You may..."
Wayne
@wayne • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Had my new Killarney high D brass whistle for a week now, it’s very well made and a really nice whistle costing £80, I still find myself going back to my..."
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I would like try his brass whistle. It looks like a beautiful instrument. We look for Any excuse to take off and go somewhere."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"That sounds like a plan, Norman, any idea what type you'll be looking to get?"
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I want to make a road trip next Spring to visit Mack Hoover and buy my "next, last" whistle."
Keith
@keith • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"Well.......just ordered my Xmas present. Seydel Saxony orchestra tuned chromatic harmonica. Most of my harmonicas have ABS combs, but this one has an..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"I have a Gemeinhardt myself, but I don't really play it, I prefer keyless. Of those you list, the only other maker I know anything about is Selmer, they used..."
LarryS
@larrys • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"I gave up with my flute. So hard to get a good embouchure then I discover the bottom pads don't close fully so I would never be able to get the lowest notes...."
GwenR
@gwen • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Thank you, Keith, i'll check for that book.   Could you please help me with making choice?) Just imagine, that you have 14-years-old son, who wants flute..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Most people start off with either a high D or high C, depending on the type of tunes you want to play. A good book to help learn flute would be 'Flute for..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"If the guitar isn't a pleasure any more, take a look at ukulele, lots of guitarists have taken to them. Flutes are nice, but I've had difficulty in..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How to clean your whistle":
"Hello, Gwen, I'm fairly new to whistles, my cleaning so far has been of pre used instruments, but I would think not very often, unless you are a wet blower...."
GwenR
@gwen • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Which whistle do you recommend to start with to my 14-years-old brother? Open or close holes? Apologize for writing here, but i haven't found appropriate..."
GwenR
@gwen • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"Acoustic guitar - my choice to make my neighbours happy ;D Seriously, i play guitar for more then 10 years, and it's getting less funny and interesting for..."
GwenR
@gwen • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How to clean your whistle":
"Keith, hello! How often do you recommend to clean a whistle? And how much does sound depends on it?"
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Had a nice practice session yesterday, mainly my 'A', low 'G', & low 'F' whistles. I'm beginning to get the 'feel' of my MK Kelpie low 'F' now, it has a..."
Wayne
@wayne • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "The old blue tack trick":
"Looking at buying the generation in key of d, can anybody tell me how to tweak them with the good old blue tack?"
Whistle Care & Tweaking
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"Hi, Wayne, yes it's called W.A.S. (Whistle Aquisition Syndrome). That lot were 'collected' within a few months of starting, compared to other musical..."
Wayne
@wayne • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"Hya Keith, that’s a nice collection of whistles you’ve got there, I used to wonder why whistlers needed dozens of whistles, until I started whistling myself..."
Wayne
@wayne • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Quietening a whistle.:
"Will have to try these methods myself, the walls in my house a very thin, I find myself looking to see if my neighbor is in or out to determine what whistle..."
Wayne
@wayne • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Help Me Learn this Tune:
"I’ve been trying to learn cooleys reel and am struggling with it, I’m going well playing it slow but as soon as I speed up it all goes wrong after the 1st line"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I have that same 'malady' Keith.  It's hard to break the habit of checking Ebay for instruments I certainly have enough of and no longer need to keep buying...."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Seems to be a dearth of decent whistles on Ebay lately..........did I buy them all! Still look...just in case...though I don't need any more."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Other useful forums":
"Another, sometimes useful whistle forum. Tin Whistle on Reddit"
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Oh, I think I'm fairly well covered for plastic whistles...... I do have the Susato 'B' & the Dixon ABS low 'G'.... plus my Susato high 'Eb', Dixon ABS..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Sounds to me like you need a polymer one though. "
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I do have 3x 'A' whistles, two of which I really like, & play often, (Dixon Trad brass & a Thunderbird aluminium), the other one, (Dixon tunable..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: Hey......I resisted a Susato in 'A'.........my whistle aquisition syndrome seems to be curing itself... Keith, that's amazing that you resisted..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Hey......I resisted a Susato in 'A'.........my whistle aquisition syndrome seems to be curing itself..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Yep, it's definately a key of 'B', & quite a nice tone to it, after playing a couple of tunes on it."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"A Susato advertised as a high 'D' on Ebay appears to actually be a 'B', looking at the photos - so at £23 (incl P&P), it's mine - I didn't have a 'B'..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Yeah, I mainly play an 'A', low 'G', or low 'F' when practicing/playing, just occasionally bring out the big ones."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: I've gone & done it again, an MK Kelpie low 'F' came up for sale, it will be added to my ever growing collection of better quality whistles. So..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I guess it's time to dig out the Xmas tunes again...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favourite whistle made of?":
"Keith: If I post in this thread my whistle aquisition won't look so bad. So you think you're fooling us?  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"My thoughts on this: Non-whistle players tend to be squeamish about putting their mouths on used whistles.  But whistle players don't have such qualms.  So..."
Keith
@keith • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I've gone & done it again, an MK Kelpie low 'F' came up for sale, it will be added to my ever growing collection of better quality whistles. So now I..."
Keith
@keith • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favourite whistle made of?":
"If I post in this thread my whistle aquisition won't look so bad. I really wasn't intending to buy any more, although I would have liked another low..."

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Favorite whistles

Posted: Sunday November 17 2019, 6:07 AM
By: @Wayne

The Drifting Thread

Posted: Tuesday October 29 2019, 1:23 PM
By: @Norman

What other instruments do...

Posted: Thursday October 24 2019, 9:49 AM
By: @Keith

How to clean your whistle

Posted: Monday October 21 2019, 4:24 AM
By: @Keith

Other useful forums

Posted: Saturday October 5 2019, 1:39 PM
By: @Keith

What's your favourite...

Posted: Monday August 26 2019, 10:39 AM
By: @Strumelia

What tune are you working...

Posted: Saturday July 20 2019, 8:23 AM
By: @Keith

The Positive Thread

Posted: Saturday July 20 2019, 7:53 AM
By: @Keith

Little improv

Posted: Wednesday April 10 2019, 12:38 PM
By: @LarryS

Langspil

Posted: Friday March 1 2019, 6:06 PM
By: @Strumelia

F is for fun

Posted: Thursday February 7 2019, 10:09 AM
By: @Keith

New Year Resolution

Posted: Thursday January 31 2019, 8:26 AM
By: @Keith

Two ways to add an image to...

Posted: Saturday January 19 2019, 8:12 AM
By: @Strumelia

Native American Flutes anyone?

Posted: Tuesday January 8 2019, 11:11 AM
By: @Norman

Finger Exercises

Posted: Sunday January 6 2019, 4:54 AM
By: @Keith

Tutorial (low D)

Posted: Wednesday December 26 2018, 1:34 PM
By: @Keith

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Friday December 21 2018, 3:49 PM
By: @Strumelia

Happy Solstice!

Posted: Friday December 21 2018, 1:45 PM
By: @LarryS

Rethinking pennywhistle.

Posted: Saturday December 8 2018, 4:16 PM
By: @Chifmunk

How to add an audio or...

Posted: Wednesday November 21 2018, 12:23 PM
By: @Strumelia

Whistle tabs

Posted: Saturday November 3 2018, 5:48 AM
By: @Keith

Hello to my new whistling...

Posted: Friday November 2 2018, 2:30 PM
By: @Keith

Thanks for adding me

Posted: Sunday September 2 2018, 8:17 PM
By: @Papasims

Where to add my photos?

Posted: Monday May 21 2018, 9:24 AM
By: @Strumelia

Little piece on my C whistle

Posted: Friday May 18 2018, 12:50 PM
By: @LarryS

Made a whistle pouch

Posted: Thursday May 17 2018, 7:47 PM
By: @LarryS

Susato Kildare

Posted: Monday July 3 2017, 10:09 AM
By: @Strumelia

Cool way to make a simple...

Posted: Sunday June 11 2017, 7:29 PM
By: @Chifmunk

Lesson learned.

Posted: Monday March 20 2017, 4:03 PM
By: @BillD

Using mountain dulcimer tab...

Posted: Saturday March 4 2017, 2:58 PM
By: @BillD

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