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Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell
06/03/24 09:03:37AM
9 posts

Svirel (a tin whistle in disguise)


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Does the video link below work for you when I copy/paste it?  It's working fine for me.

play Prząśniczka on Slavic tin whistle (svirel)


updated by @martha-campbell: 06/03/24 09:04:44AM
Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell
06/03/24 08:07:21AM
9 posts

Svirel (a tin whistle in disguise)


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

That is very cool, I did know know about these svirel. Pretty sound. Can you say what makes svirels different from pennywhistles then, aside from being made from wood?

(Your first link did not want to open the first time I clicked on it, but now all your links seem to open and play no problem for me here.)

Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell
06/03/24 08:02:35AM
9 posts

Show us a pic of the PRETTIEST whistle you own!


General penny whistle or music discussions

I like the traditional look of plain brass on a penny whistle, doesn't matter to me if it's bright and polished or tarnished with use. Definitely not fancy, but it's just lovely to my eye. 
play rogue-whistles

I wonder, has anyone ever seen a copper pennywhistle?  (with a plastic mouthpiece I would assume)


updated by @martha-campbell: 06/03/24 09:07:44AM
Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell
06/03/24 07:58:02AM
9 posts

Your Whistling


General penny whistle or music discussions

"How did you get interested in the penny whistle?"

I have vague memories of my father playing the recorder and the flute when i was very little (he passed away when i was 4). I suspect that's part of the reason I've always been fond of the sound of woodwind instruments... flutes, whistles, recorders.

Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell
06/03/24 07:44:13AM
9 posts

Svirel (a tin whistle in disguise)


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Wow those are such pretty instruments!  Are they wooden?

I like how they sound- I guess the wood makes them sound a little similar to recorders... mellow and warm.

Does it get confusing for you to switch back and forth between them and standard pennywhistles? 

Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell
02/06/24 09:04:02PM
9 posts

What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

I have a few frame drums that I enjoy for fun, but have never been able to get good on them. 😥

Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell
02/06/24 09:00:05PM
9 posts

jam etiquette question


Playing and jamming difficulties...HELP ME!

What's the etiquette for joining in on a jam in a public music festival that has fiddles, guitars, banjo, and maybe bass... but nobody playing a penny whistle? 
Is the whistle considered to be a 'problem' instrument or too loud... so that one should always ask before joining in the fun?  Like if it's a folk, bluegrass, or oldtime session- would they not like a penny whistler to join?
Asking for a friend.  tmi

Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell
02/11/23 01:30:32PM
9 posts

Made a whistle pouch


General penny whistle or music discussions

Very cool thread with helpful info.