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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:48 am 
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FadedStardust wrote:
Hello all!

I'm a newbie whistler, started just this month on the Walton's and have since also bought the Clarke Celtic, which I prefer.

Welcome to the forum and that's a good start on whistles. Enjoy your playing.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:15 pm 
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FadedStardust wrote:
I'm a newbie whistler, started just this month on the Walton's and have since also bought the Clarke Celtic, which I prefer.

I like that Clarke Celtic...that will be my next whistle unless I find a screaming deal on a different one!

And, to mark my 100th post, here are my two whistles:

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The one on top is a Walton's Irish D, and the green one is a Feadóg Original. Both are soprano D whistles. The Feadóg has been my go-to whistle as of late, but the Walton's still gets semi-regular playing time, too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:49 am 
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I recently beefed up my collection of slightly lower whistles, by getting three additional companions for my Susato Kildare C polymer whistle, which I am found of. I got Kildare Bb, A, and G. The A and G each have one key on the lowest hole, and I'm loving how much easier it's making it for me to play them with my small hands. The only down side I find is that it seems impossible (at least for now) to make a sharped note with half-holing the bottom hole, because of the key pad. It 'can' be done, but whether consistently or not remains to be seen...I'm merely a beginner player of one year or so.
But I'm real happy with the warm throaty tone of these new whistles (I don't play trad Irish music btw), and I love having a C-to-G set of four of them.
Here's a 'family portrait'...
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AuLoS303 wrote:
How is that Yamaha fife? I'm curious about it

I have one, too and it's actually quite good -- especially for the price. Wouter Kellerman used it for some songs that can be found on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1WPnnvs00I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz0bv9xz3ic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M6Rqb7QVHs


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:36 am 
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Well I got myself a second whistle, a Generation in C (nickel)
Basically the only music shop in the town is closing. I went in for clarinet reeds but they had all gone. I spotted a small display of whistles instead, and so...
It's quite a bit bigger than my D Feadóg, has a mellower sound and is much easier to blow, and half hole.
Here they are side by side.

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Here's how it sounds:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi1fXMPHaP_/

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:47 am 
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Sounds nice and has a mellow tone. :)

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Chifmunk wrote:
Sounds nice and has a mellow tone. :)

It's lovely, so different to the Feadóg. Whether thats due to the different size, or material I'm not sure. But the difference is surprising. Not as loud and much easier to play chromatically.

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I've just ordered up my first whistles, a Generation Nickel in C & D - I hope they turn out as good a yours. :)

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fatmac wrote:
I've just ordered up my first whistles, a Generation Nickel in C & D - I hope they turn out as good a yours. :)

Fingers crossed

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Sindt Bb
Sindt C
Sindt D
Copeland D
Copeland F
Copeland D
Cillian O'Briain D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:09 am 
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Nice collection

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