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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:31 am 
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I was at a session with Dr SS a few Wednesdays back and she asked me if the Sweetheart whistle I was playing was new. I said yes and passed it and the Burke B over as they were the newer whistles that she had not yet played, (that I had with me, there was a Bleazey D and a Dixon Bb in another bag).

She laughed at me and said that I probably didn't know how many whistles I actually had. Trying to recall what I had and I found to my chagrin that she was right. :oops: :boggle: :tomato:

It was suggested that I find out and post the list on here and endure the slagging, so here is what I have found so far.

Low C - Howard and a no name.
Low D - Bleazey, Dixon, 2 MKs, Burke, Impempe, David O'Brien, the Shaw and Susato have been given away.
Low Eb - Non tunable Chieftain.
Low E - Howard.
Alto F - Chieftain and Dixon.
Alto G - Dixon, Chieftain non tunable, Shaw.
Alto A - 2 Dixons, Susato, Bleazey and one made out of a broom handle :boggle:
Soprano Bb - Generation, Shaw, Dixon.
Soprano B - Burke.
Whistle sets - Syn D/C and Syn A-E.
Soprano D - 2 Bleazey, Ormiston, Rose, David O'Brien, Sweetheart (soon to be 2) and an Alba Q1.

That makes 31 whistles plus the 2 sets plus another 2 on the way.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:17 pm 
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That's quite a cache o' whistles! I'd be afraid to count mine, although it's been slimmed down to a collection of O'Riordans with a few others thrown in the mix.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:31 pm 
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Those are impressive collections. Makes me want to go hunting.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:50 am 
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Well I can add a Sweetheart D and Swayne low D to the list.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:04 am 
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Nice collection, and (in the best way) slag-worthy!
On the other end of the spectrum, I'm down to one: an Alba low D. However, one can't survive as a member of C&F for 15 years with just one whistle: over the years, I've had around 40 (although not at the same time).


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:54 pm 
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You're well beyond me. I suffer from Periodic Recurring WhOAD, but behavioral therapy helps; "Hi, my name is Richard, I play the Pennywhistle...".
I'm generally happy with the 15 or so I have now; what haunts me are the ones I can know longer find:
My first whistle, possessed of no name, made of a some brushed metal and playing in a key and with intervals previously unknown to humankind.
A non tuneable Susato D with a wooden fipple. Generally good to play, but with a difficult C natural.
All of the myriad Clarke's I've bought over the years when I've caught myself on the road and in need of.a whistle (See above, "Hi, my name is Richard..."), including a C from the days when there didn't seem to be D's available.
They drift up in memory and I long to hear how they would sound after all these years.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:32 am 
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I have been buying whistles from the person selling off Brian Howard's old stock so these can be added to the list
Alto G with Howard body and Generation Bb head,
Non tuneable alto G with conical bore (got it free with the other G, 2 whistles for £15 :D )
Howard low C# in brass.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:03 am 
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I have the whistle roll that I take to gigs, that has one whistle of each key.

Then there are the whistles that don't make the cut/are surplus to requirement rattling around in a drawer.

I try to jettison those regularly, not wanting to have potential funds tied up in things I don't play.

Anyhow in the roll:

Alba Low C
Goldie Low D
Burke Low Eb
Alba Low E
Burke F
(missing Gb)
Burke G
(missing Ab)
Generations A, Bb, B, C, C#
Feadogs (MK1) D, Eb

Not in the roll but regularly played are the Killarney D and Alba Bass A.

In the drawer and not played: Dixon Low D, a pile of not-great Generations.

I used to have Susatos in Gb and Ab, but I sold those along with all my other Susatos.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:10 pm 
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Been a naughty boy and bought the low Eb from the Howard sale stock. £20 including postage was too tempting.

For those interested.
Black powder coated low D
Nickel plated low D
Nickel plated low E

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