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Feadog? Is it similar to its spelling, or is it something entirely different? I'm really curious, because the next whistle I'm planning to get is a Jerry Freeman tweaked Feadog.!

I already have Jerry's tweaked Shaw, and I'm *finally* getting to where I can make the upper register sound without too many screeches! Hooray! I think I will keep getting his tweaked whistles until I have a complete set of them. Will I be the only person on the planet with such a collection? :lol:
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FATH-ogue. "A" sorta almost like in "bath" but not as sharp, "th" almost like in "bathe", but sorta "D"-like; long "O" sound at the end. Don't let the accent mark on the "O" fool you: stress is on the first syllable.

You'll probably get more comprehending if not better service at the average music-shop counter if you call it a "FEE-dawg". :wink:
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This is a post from about a year ago. The question comes up fairly often and for good reason! walrii emailed the company and got a reply:
walrii wrote:I decided to go straight to the horse's mouth, so I emailed Feadog from thier website and got the following reply:

Dear John,

Thank you for your enquiry. I am delighted you are enjoying playing the Feadóg.
Your enquiry isn't the first I have had with regards to the pronunciation of Feadóg. The best explanation I have is as follows: I was discussing this with a colleague and we have different ways of pronouncing it because I'm from Donegal and he is from Dublin!! The best we can come up with is: Fah-doh-g (Fah, as in "do, re, me, fah, so, etc") Doh (Doh as in Homer Simpson "Doh!" or dough used in a cake) G (G-irl): "Fah-doh-g" and it is the Irish for "whistle". I hope this helps!

If there is anything else I can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact me. Remember to keep an eye out for news and product developments on our website, http://www.feadog.ie!

Kind Regards
Paul McCarron
Feadóg "Original Irish Whistle"
Tel: +353 1 456 9533
Fax: +353 1 456 9535
E-mail: [url]whistles@feadog.ie[/url]



Paul continues to provide quick service - I got the reply less than 24 hours after sending him my question.

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In The Woods wrote:Will I be the only person on the planet with such a collection?


I have a collection like that.

(Sorry. I couldn't resist.)

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Jerry Freeman wrote:
In The Woods wrote:Will I be the only person on the planet with such a collection?


I have a collection like that.

(Sorry. I couldn't resist.)

Best wishes,
Jerry


har har... :lol:
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