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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:47 pm 
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Hi,

I'm an Uilleann piper and am looking for a tin whistle with piping finger (the 4th finger hole on the lower hand I'm not so worried about), which I'm told exist. Thought I'd have better luck here than the whistle forum.

Does anyone know who might make these? Any links would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:16 pm 
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Are you looking for a 7-holed whistle? Your wording isn't particularly clear on whether you're asking for a top hand thumb hole or a lower hand pinky hole.

The 7th bottom hand pinky hole on those fairly uncommon whistles is normally for an extra C note below bottom D. The back thumb hole is (from what I've been told) related to the C natural note rather than the "Back D".

You'd be much better off just sticking to your everyday 6-holed whistle in my opinion, but I know that Burke makes whistles with the thumb hole.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:42 pm 
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Piping fingering also implies closed fingering: only one or two finger holes are open for any note, the rest are closed. I think getting a whistle even close to in tune and physically playable with that fingering would be next to impossible.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:46 am 
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[/quote]Burke makes whistles with the thumb hole.[/quote]

Thanks. Its the thumb hole I am really after.


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Thanks. Its the thumb hole I am really after.



Then do take note, as TR above already mentioned, the whistle will have a C natural sitting under your thumb so it will be a completely different thing from what you get from your chanter.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:12 pm 
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Icturret wrote:
Thanks. Its the thumb hole I am really after.

Musique Morneaux makes the whistle.
http://musiquemorneaux.com/whistlesflageolets/


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:39 pm 
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I must have bern misinformed that whistles existed with D thumb holes. Nevermind. Thanks for your help.


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