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 Post subject: Re: Double Barreled
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:56 am 
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Speaking of Double Barreled:

I made a keyed Flageolet for Flageolets.com. That was tedious!
http://www.flageolets.com/buying/newreviews.php Second one down.
And yes, those barrels are removable. Soft soldered and tiny #0-80 Screws, springs, complete with silencer keys. Plays like an antique Flageolet. I Need to come up with an easier way to make keys - those were nerve raking - but the brass keys do hold up well.

Made a triple barreled whistle once.
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Only the bottom is a slide drone.

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I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but there is a Fairy at the Colorado Renaissance Fair that plays one of these as her only aural communication. The harmonies are in 4ths if you start with D on one whistle and G on the other and it is an other-worldly but pleasant sound. This trick is only one of the things this wonderful woman does right, and whenever you see her she is followed by a throng of young children that just cannot resist her charms.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:19 pm 
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The woman at the REn Fairs is Twig, I think "Twig Thistlebottom" if memory serves. She is truly wonderful.

As to the double whistles: The one I own is a standard D whistle on one side and a D with only the three bottom holes on the other. The idea of three upper holes on one side and three lower on the other will cost you a note in the middle (think about it) and you will lose the possibility of using four fingers on one side to give you some extra harmonizing possibilities. Among the cool things you can do with one like mine: play in thirds or fourths, play a melody complete with harmonies (yes you can overblow only one side and it is not hard to learn), or play on the complete whistle and have a drone G on the other (and by taping shut other holes you can have a drone on G, F#, E, or D).

They are fun.... I keep thinking I'll sneak my double into the Ren Fest and have a conversation with Twig.


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 Post subject: Re: Double Barreled
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:42 am 
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Corwen, the Chap who Organised the Bear Feast (and made my Overtone flute) wanted a double-barrelled Low whistle and I was happy to make one for him. Basically they were two low-Ds, with half the regular holes.
One pipe was 544mm from blade to bell-end, with three holes 375, 408 and 454mm from the blade.
The other had four holes: 245, 272, 322 and a covered hole 454mm from the blade.

I had them lashed with string but the bloody thing came apart in the cold. I'd use gaffer tape next time.

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 Post subject: Re: Double Barreled
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:45 am 
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And for a classic double barreled tune check the follwing:

www.irishflute.info/mp3/Danny_Boy_with_ ... _for_1.mp3

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