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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:21 pm 
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Any descriptions of the sound difference between these two whistles ?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:56 pm 
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What are you playing currently?

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Absolutely nothing alike, or even close enough to discuss.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:50 pm 
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jiminos wrote:
What are you playing currently?
Milligan D and was interested in a Killarney.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:21 pm 
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Hi Yankee1!
The two represent completely different ends of the spectrum. One, the Milligan, blends the whistle sound with a more flute-like tone. The Killarney is reminiscent of the more traditional Irish, almost generation-like sound. At the end of the day, it depends what you want out of a whistle. If you're primarily playing Irish traditional music, then the Killarney is a great choice. Otherwise, there's nothing wrong with the Milligan. In fact, a lot of Scottish instrumentalists I know actually prefer the more woodsy, flute-like tone.

One more thing, the Killarneys I've used take WAY less breath than my Milligan. Not necessarily a bad thing, but a good thing to keep in mind :)
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OK.. Tend to agree with previous post. One is a thick wall wood. One is a thin wall nickel plated brass. Not even in the same league. Apples and oranges.

A better comparison might be Killarney vs another thin wall nickel with short beak Delrin head.. Or a tweaked Freeman.... Or Milligan vs O'Brien or Abell... Compare apples to apples.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:19 am 
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I just ordered a Killarney brass D ! This should be a great companion to my Milligan Cocobolo D ! :)


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One sounds like a tin whistle.
The other sounde like a pennywinkle.

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I've reviewed both of these here, and on my website.

I agree with the other posters: The Killarney is brighter and crisp and lively.

The milligan is complex and woodsy.

Both are great whistles.

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I’ve owned both. Sold the Killarney, and prefer the “quiet head” Milligan as my primary session whistle.


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I know you're asking about sound but the other difference is the $100+ bump in price. But their rosewood and cocobolo ones look VERY cool.


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