What tune are you working on this week?
General penny whistle or music discussions
I'm hoping to present some tunes for St. Pat's 2022 at a local brewery. I'm working on: Garret Barry's jig, Blackthorn and Tenpenny Bit as a jig set.
I, too have been playing an A and G. Mine are by James Becker of Becker Whistles. I like the lower, mellow sound, especially of the A. And as July has three pay checks, a time and a half holiday and a rise, I have purchased a A and G from Goldfinch Whistles, Poland.
Hummm. I cannot tell if you are serious or playful. Whistles in my collection are from $20 to $200. I've had very few really bad whistles and some very nice whistles in the $20 range such as Becker Whistles. The Bruke and Reyburn are the high end ones and yes they sound sweet. I'd like to try a Carbony but at $260 to $500, no.
Here is a link to a site of international tunes. Not all fit the whistle but the majority do. Very interesting stuff!
The video link is a good one. I've been dabbling with the Duo and not all the note combinations work well. And high D will require both hands on the main, 6 hole whistle and the melody whistle does not harmonize with it, I'm surprised Susato does not have a print or video tutorial. They have not responded to an email inquiry, which admittedly has only been a week or so. Still the whistle has potential. I just need to press on with it.
I too have a double ocarina from Charlie Hind. It is handcrafted, high end and just sits about unused.
Any members familiar with Susato's Ducle Dou double whistle?