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 Welcome to Pennywhistleclub.com!  Join Groups and Forum discussions that interest you, connect with new music friends, share photos, music clips, and videos, explore resources for buying or trading whistles, music, and learning materials. Ask your beginner questions and learn to play your favorite tunes! All who love the tin whistle are welcome here no matter what your style, skill level, or musical tastes. Fear not!...beginner players are especially encouraged. Become a member of the Pennywhistleclub community -it's easy, friendly, and FREE!
   After joining, please read the Site Rules before posting. You'll find your very own Member Profile Page by clicking on your name in the links navigation bar across the top of any page..and you'll be all set to join in the fun. Click on different areas and links to get familiar with where things are.  Questions about using the site?- ask them HERE on our site questions forum.
   So don't be shy- you've come to exactly the right place to receive or give friendly free help and encouragement in playing music. Here on the Pennywhistleclub we all learn from each other, as friends. Join our 'block party'! -Strumelia

Latest Activity

Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Aww... that's a sweetie pie Norman.  "
Norman
@norman • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"We lost Pax last year, and Lilly missed him terribly. We got her a new buddy, Marley. Never a dull moment."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes anyone?":
"Have fun at the jam!  Banjo, mtn dulcimer and PW seem like a great trio of 'tools' to take for that scenario. (I play all three, as you may know..."
Papasims
@papasims • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes anyone?":
"I'm finishing up a pre-tuned G kit from Stellar Flutes.  With the pentatonic scale I really do like the improvisational aspect of playing.  This really is a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes anyone?":
"I've managed to so far resist the 'siren call' of Native American flutes.  I love how they sound, but I suspect the NA flute scales probably don't lend..."
Papasims
@papasims • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Native American Flutes anyone?":
"Loving the penny whistle and its sweet sounds, but it has somehow led me to be listening to and learning more about NA flutes.  Just wondering if anyone else..."
Norman
@norman • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"They are referred to as "original" on the Clark web site.  I should have checked that out before posting. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"Nice little set Norman!   So- all four of those are what you mean by "traditional Clarks"?"
Norman
@norman • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"Here are my Clarks. They come painted and plain. The one on the right is the Commemorative whistle marking Clarks 100th year."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"Norman do you mean the black painted one with the gold diamond pattern?"
Norman
@norman • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"I have to say that for a low cost (under $20) whistle the traditional Clark is an easy playing, sweet whistle. The conical tube gives it a nice breathy..."
Norman
@norman • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on My Mack Hoover Bb whistle:
"I know you enjoy such a fine looking instrument. We would love to hear how it sounds."
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"As a newbie who purchased some "starter" instruments, my favorite to date is my carbon fibre D by Erik the Flutemaker.  It sounds true and pure as soon as it..."
Chifmunk
@chifmunk • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"I love my polymer black Susato 'Kildare' whistles.  Especially the lowest two with the single key so I can easily reach the low holes!        I also like..."
Norman
@norman • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Favorite whistles":
"What are your favorite whistles? I really love both of my Mack Hoover whistles when I play out at the hospital or nursing homes. But I tend to grab a Clark..."
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"@norman I have contacted Mack Hoover about a Bb, but as per your statement, "...it takes a whisper of breath to play it" I have backed way off my Dixon Bb..."
Norman
@norman • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"Paradigms, both of my Hoover's are phenolic resin. Check out his web site. Lots of interesting information and sound clips."
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"@norman is your Hoover a brass or composite whistle.  I would like to have a nice playing Bb and the Dixon brass isn't doing it for me...course I'm really a..."
Norman
@norman • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"I have a Hoover Bb that takes less than a whisper of breath to make sing. I play at hospitals and assisted living centers and all my whistles are much too..."
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on My Mack Hoover Bb whistle:
"A very impressive looking whistle!  If she sings like she looks I'm sure it's your new favorite. Is this a brass whistle?  How would you compare it to you..."
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"@Papasims, I like the tone of the Dixon brass "Trad" models.  I have them in high E, D, C, Bb, and low G.  They all sound pretty nice except the C, which I..."
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"I now have a Tony Dixon brass Bb.  It's giving me fits getting the breathing right and the holes covered correctly.  Slow and deliberate is the course to..."
Norman
@norman • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"I'm currently trying to get Inisheer under my fingers. It is a nice G tune that is pretty simple. There are several You Tube versions to study."
Norman
@norman • 2 months ago • comments: 0
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Chifmunk
@chifmunk • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"I'm always surprised at how the tiniest air leak where your finger covers the hole can completely ruin a note and make it sound just horrible!"
Norman
@norman • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"I believe  the "screeching thing" is caused more by mis-fingering a hole than by breath. With practice it becomes less an issue. Breath control is harder to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on What is your source of learning?:
"When I get discouraged (in any instrument) I figure it means I need to check back into playing a simpler tune than the ones I'm struggling with, and..."
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on What is your source of learning?:
"Thanks for that info, will be looking up those sites."
jdneiceltd
@jdneiceltd • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on What is your source of learning?:
"There is a tin whistle site called The Session.  Hundreds of pieces of music in categories  jigs reels hornpipe etc. They also have samples of each tune...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"I'm trying to get better at playing in G on my D whistle... going back to basics to hopefully improve my beginner skills! So I've been working on some very..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a group discussions item created by @papasims:
Festival with Beginners Class
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "Festival with Beginners Class":
"The Winter Creek Reunion and Acoustic Festival in Bennington, OK will have an introductory class in penny whistle this year.  Dates are Oct 4-7"
Beginner Players
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on What is your source of learning?:
"I think this can vary a lot based on an individual's practical, musical, or knowledge background.  For example, I learned to read sheet music (in a very..."
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Created a new Group discussion "What is your source of learning?":
"Just wondering how other beginners are going about the learning process. Are you watching YouTube vids/teachers, if so which ones?  Do you have a live..."
Beginner Players
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb:
"Thanks much.  I got that I believe from Dixon on Amazon."
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb:
"Good!  Where did you purchase that particular whistle?"
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Saro - penny whistle:
"Well done.  Nice tone from the whistle.  "
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"@Strumelia: I really do like the CF.  With only imagining a real wooden whistle sound I think the CF would come very close to it's warmth and mellowness...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"PSims, here in New York as well, it seems you won't find any brands other than Clarke and Generations in most music stores.  I think the stores cater to..."
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"My addictive personality kicks in when I find a new interest.  Been playing for about two and a half weeks and first purchased a Generation D.  I read all..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"Papasims: Does it take a while to regulate your breathing so you don't jump octaves or do the screeching thing? Certainly was true for me in the very..."
Papasims
@papasims • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Thanks for adding me":
"Absolute beginner on the whistle.  Used to string instruments and playing by ear.  I'm having to learn a whole new system here of finding my notes but it's..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "Playing in an Old-time music jam":
"Yesterday I went to a large party of old-time musicians.  I took my banjo (which is how I most comfortably play old-time music with others) but I never took..."
Traditional Folk music
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Liked a group discussions item created by @martha-campbell:
What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?:
"I played briefly on an aluminum low D whistle in a week-long whistle workshop last year.  The instructor brought it in for us to try out.I think it sounded..."
Chifmunk
@chifmunk • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on What's your favorite EASY to play English country dance tune?:
"TIP!-  I find lots of good sheet music for English Country dances simply by searching on Google Image for "branle sheet music" ..."branle" being a French..."
Chifmunk
@chifmunk • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?:
"Oops, I couldn't figure out why there was no reply box when I looked at this discussion.  -It's because I needed to JOIN the Group before being able to..."
Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Created a new Group discussion "What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?":
"Tell us about the LOWEST whistle you've ever had a chance to try out or own?   Tell us why you liked it ...or didn't like it.   And if you owned it, do you..."
Low Whistles
Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "At what key is a whistle considered "LOW"?":
"I know a high D whistle is considered normal or high.  And a low D whistle is considered 'low'. Is there an official key where a whistle switches over to..."
Low Whistles

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Ornamentation & Technique


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Civil War period playing


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Irish Traditional Whistling


If you are an avid fan of the older traditional Irish...
Public Domain...or Not?

Public Domain...or Not?


Ever wanted to record or post that tune, but you just...
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English Country and Morris...


A group for whistlers who play the tune repertoire of...
Help Me Learn this Tune

Help Me Learn this Tune


Need help learning to play a particular tune? Is there a...
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Traditional Folk music


All other traditional folk music discussions (for Irish...
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A group for discussing whistles in lower keys- Bb or...
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A group for those making whistles or interested in...
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PopJazzRock whistlers


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Penny Whistle History


Discussions about the origin, traditions, and history of...
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Home Recording


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Call the Tune!

Call the Tune!


"Call the Tune" is a place to post audio and video clips...
Gig & Jam talk!

Gig & Jam talk!


Do you play gigs? Tell us about your good and not-so-good...
Early Music on pennywhistle

Early Music on pennywhistle


For discussing music from earlier times: Ancient,...
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Pennywhistlers on the Road


Are your traveling, on vacation, on your way to a...
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Site Moderators Group


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Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Thursday September 13 2018, 9:19 PM
By: @Strumelia

Native American Flutes anyone?

Posted: Tuesday September 11 2018, 2:36 PM
By: @Strumelia

Favorite whistles

Posted: Monday September 3 2018, 7:37 PM
By: @Papasims

Thanks for adding me

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

What tune are you working...

Posted: Thursday August 30 2018, 7:08 PM
By: @Norman

What other instruments do...

Posted: Tuesday June 12 2018, 7:34 PM
By: @LarryS

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

The Drifting Thread

Posted: Thursday May 17 2018, 7:48 PM
By: @LarryS

Made a whistle pouch

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

The Positive Thread

Posted: Thursday May 17 2018, 5:45 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

Rethinking pennywhistle.

Posted: Sunday March 5 2017, 7:25 PM
By: @BillD

Using mountain dulcimer tab...

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

Brother Steve Whistle site

Posted: Saturday March 4 2017, 2:40 PM
By: @Strumelia

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Posted: Thursday February 16 2017, 2:20 PM
By: @Strumelia

How to go to your private...

Posted: Monday February 13 2017, 12:45 PM
By: @Strumelia

How to 'subscribe' to a...

Posted: Tuesday December 27 2016, 12:03 PM
By: @Strumelia

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Posted: Wednesday December 21 2016, 1:33 PM
By: @Strumelia

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