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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:38 am 
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Yes a vintage flute but in what key? It could be in F, in Eb, or in D.

The best value in a keyed flute for Irish music are the various Delrin/polypenco flutes by the leading legit makers- there are some for sale on this site now.

Here's one viewtopic.php?f=35&t=109895

(This isn't a recommendation of that particular flute or seller, just an example that these things are available.)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:27 am 
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pancelticpiper wrote:
Yes a vintage flute but in what key? It could be in F, in Eb, or in D.

The best value in a keyed flute for Irish music are the various Delrin/polypenco flutes by the leading legit makers- there are some for sale on this site now.

Here's one viewtopic.php?f=35&t=109895

(This isn't a recommendation of that particular flute or seller, just an example that these things are available.)


Thank you.


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Ok, thank you everyone - this is *probably* my last question. In light of all of the information shared, my financial limitations, and my interest in learning the fingerings before anything else, I'm going to go for a high D whistle. This might be a dumb source of influence, but... I see generation whistles in the hands of lots of the guys in my husband's Clancy Brothers themed YouTube play list (he's Irish, I'm Norwegian), so I looked hard at those. I am theoretically sold on the Jerry Freeman "tweaked" mellow dog in D. It comes as a set with a spare C tube in his E-bay store. It's a trivial additional cost for the spare tube, so my novice notion would be to just go for it. So, unless someone tells me in the next couple of hours "Don't, that's dumb, just get the D because______", I'll probably hit "check out" on this.

Thank you all for your patient, and clear replies :)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Freeman-Whistl ... 27072#rwid


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I am a great fan of Jerry´s work. My inclination would be to say ´Go for it!´. HOWEVER: I don´t know you or your budget, so bear in mind I´m a stranger spending your money. :D I´ve never regretted buying any of Jerry´s whistles. The C tube opens you up to some marvelous session tunes like Julia Delaney and Sgt. Early´s Dream.

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I have thoroughly enjoyed my Mellow Dog for many years. It has been on stages in several countries and the sound is just lovely. I don’t think you’ll get many arguments against it on this forum.

I think you’re going to have a grand time with this. Enjoy!

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Thanks :) I ordered it. I accidentally checked out as a "guest" so I won't be able to obsessively check the tracking number, but I read a lot of good things about the seller here in this forum, so I won't worry.

Can't wait :)


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IMHO you can't go wrong with a Freeman.

He removes all the tuning quirks and voicing quirks that so many mass-produced whistles have.

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