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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:35 am 
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Why a Freemanwhistles crowdfunding campaign?

WHISTLE IS THE ENTRY INSTRUMENT into Irish music. But sadly, instead of a doorway opening in, the poor quality of commonly available whistles is a roadblock that holds many people back.

After starting to learn on the whistle, players decide whether to continue on into other instruments. If they’ve struggled with a less quality whistle, they may give up. Then a lifetime of music making is lost and Irish music is that much poorer as a result.
That, I must say, is a tragedy.

I can't make enough of these one at a time by hand to make a real difference, so I'm asking for your help.

I believe getting my whistles into mass production and making them available everywhere will make a difference in how many people stay with the music and go on to become lifelong players. That is a significant thing:

~ It will strengthen Irish music everywhere.
~ It will put more music in the world.
~ It will give more people the joy of making their own music.

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Kevin Crawford announces a crowdfunding campaign to bring Freeman whistles closer to mass production:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHvM3shNpgU

Here's the indiegogo.com project page:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the- ... 881#/story

And here's the article L.E. McCullough has written about it at NewYorkIrishArts.com:
http://www.newyorkirisharts.com/2015/07 ... gital-age/

Take a look!

And thanks, all who have been supportive over the years. You're a treasure, and I'm deeply appreciative.

Best wishes,
Jerry

[ NOTE: Posted with permission of Dale and the Mods. ]

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You can purchase my whistles:
on eBay http://stores.ebay.com/freemanwhistles
directly from me: email jerry ("at") freemanwhistles ("dot") com,
from one of the vendors who carry Freeman whistles.


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Global Announcement (cross-forum) to support Jerry's campaign.

To post comments, questions etc., please see the existing thread in the Whistle Forum:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=100822

Thanks!
- ChiffCo

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Joel Barish: Is there any risk of brain damage?
Dr. Mierzwiak: Well, technically speaking, the procedure is brain damage.


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Added an explanatory note from Jerry at the top of the OP above. - Mod

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Joel Barish: Is there any risk of brain damage?
Dr. Mierzwiak: Well, technically speaking, the procedure is brain damage.


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