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by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jan 08, 2024 7:22 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

Well, seeing is believing. I suppose in time we'll hear you play tunes in every possible key and conquer the world. :lol:
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jan 08, 2024 4:32 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

Kedster wrote: Mon Jan 08, 2024 2:46 am
And I've been playing whistles for like, four months, so, I think I know what I'm talking about.. . . :party:

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Yes, there's often an element of that in this sort of discussions.

That, and the preaching of the newly converted.
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jan 08, 2024 2:15 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

I wasn't going to argue further with the 'true believers' but just for the record: The 10-hole design Morneaux uses is the best scheme anyone has come up with, because it allows you to play with standard 6-hole fingerings while also allowing chromatic playing. That is nonsense. Fully keyed whistles ...
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Jan 07, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

I'm more annoyed that people don't even want to give this system a chance, and would rather shoot it down before they've even tried it. It is your own assumption nobody has tried chromatic whistles or whistles with additional holes. These things are not as new or innovative as you stubbornly seem t...
by Mr.Gumby
Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:29 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

if there's ever a huge migration of Ukrainians to Ireland.
Haven't kept up with the news have you? :boggle:
by Mr.Gumby
Fri Jan 05, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

I'd rather have an instrument that can play in any key than 5 different instruments with different keys/tunings, thanks. So why do you want to play the whistle? This sort of discussion usually seem to be started by people, often relative newcomers, who appear to like the notion of playing the whist...
by Mr.Gumby
Fri Jan 05, 2024 2:44 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

so let's try to keep it all civil.
And we do that by using terms like 'ye olde conservative whistlers', 'dinosaurs' etc?
by Mr.Gumby
Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:06 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

As I said: it's fine if you think that is what you need for your own instrument. Advocating it should be standard is a different matter. The beauty of the whistle is its simplicity. It is never going to be a fully chromatic instrument. As it happens, I have a fully keyed 19th century whistle. That i...
by Mr.Gumby
Fri Jan 05, 2024 8:37 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

it's an excellent design idea. It really ought to be standard, in my opinion ( It's fine to get if you feel you need it, the overwhelming majority of whistle players get all they want or need from the standard six hole configuration and have no wish to turn the instrument into something else. :poke:
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Dec 27, 2023 4:57 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Instrument fashion in Irish music
Replies: 69
Views: 59892

Re: Instrument fashion in Irish music

I am not sure Tony played with the Kilfenora although many musicians from the area sat in with them at one time or another but I don't think he was a regular member, if at all. A man I knew followed me to the 1980 Willie week and stayed on in Clare after that for a while, making a living as a travel...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Dec 26, 2023 6:10 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Instrument fashion in Irish music
Replies: 69
Views: 59892

Re: Instrument fashion in Irish music

I’m guessing that Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill and her clavinet played a seminal role in that process but haven’t been able to find anything directly about it. Can Mr. Gumby or anyone else provide a pointer or two? I very much doubt the clavinet played a part there. The older musicians often liked a but of...
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Dec 25, 2023 11:17 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Instrument fashion in Irish music
Replies: 69
Views: 59892

Re: Instrument fashion in Irish music

The Rolling wave had a look at the role of the piano in Irish music. For want of a better place I stick the link here:

The role of the piano - the Rolling Wave
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:24 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Tonguing — where and where not expected
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Tonguing — where and where not expected

I’m less certain how to deal with the suggestion that it might be somehow deficient because it doesn’t say what it was never intended to. Perhaps the title of this thread ' Tonguing- where and where not expected' raised expectations of what the blog would be dealing with. And as such my expectation...
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Dec 13, 2023 9:28 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Tonguing — where and where not expected
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Tonguing — where and where not expected

This piece would benefit greatly from a more thorough examination of historical styles of traditional whistle playing. While there is not a huge number of historical recordings, compared to some other instruments, dating before, say, the 1940s, they do exist, and they paint a picture of sorts of way...
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Dec 13, 2023 7:57 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: “F” flute makers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2231

Re: “F” flute makers?

Eamonn Cotter