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by Mr.Gumby
Tue Nov 07, 2023 11:00 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Making a D whistle into an Eb whistle
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: Making a D whistle into an Eb whistle

No, you will need to shorten from both ends.

But why not just get a spare Eb body?
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Nov 07, 2023 7:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Board Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 4220

Re: Board Issues

Connections seems to be slowing down, at times login attempts only successful after several times, a 'service unavailable' notice too, once. Trouble brewing?
by Mr.Gumby
Fri Nov 03, 2023 3:08 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Is David O'Brien in Canada still building ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: Is David O'Brien in Canada still building ?

"Just the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried,
As he landed his crew with care..
:P
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Oct 30, 2023 9:35 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Is David O'Brien in Canada still building ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: Is David O'Brien in Canada still building ?

I wish that the instrument market long ago had established a standard "whistle" quality much higher than it did, with a price of perhaps double the standard low whistle price, which would have allowed for higher quality parts and performance.. It's such a loss people like Micho Russell, S...
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Oct 23, 2023 3:48 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Is There Actually Any Difference Between Generation Models?
Replies: 5
Views: 2199

Re: Is There Actually Any Difference Between Generation Models?

I would be interested in hearing about the different eras of Generations. I think that the Generation company goes way back, like to the 1920s (?), and I would be very interested in hearing some bona fide experts elucidate more about the history. The Generation website claims they go back to the 19...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Oct 10, 2023 6:20 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: How many high whistles is too many?
Replies: 12
Views: 2863

Re: How many high whistles is too many?

Can't help thinking of a record attempt they did in Enjis ten years ago :boggle:
FWIW, I didn't go on the day.
by Mr.Gumby
Fri Oct 06, 2023 7:52 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: How many high whistles is too many?
Replies: 12
Views: 2863

Re: How many high whistles is too many?

It all depends on the circumstances, who is playing, what whistles are being played, size of the space noise, what other instruments are presen etc etc. FWIW, I have seen all sorts of gatherings of whistlers playing together, from two to over half a dozen, not a bother. At a tribute to Mary Bergin t...
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Oct 05, 2023 5:55 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Is David O'Brien in Canada still building ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: Is David O'Brien in Canada still building ?

Part of the problem I guess is that a cheap whistle is so very cheap. But so often not very good! But maybe influences our idea of value? But if and when you get a half decent one, cheap whistles are very hard to beat for playability and responsiveness. I have a few Sindts and Killarneys and they a...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:48 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Is David O'Brien in Canada still building ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: Is David O'Brien in Canada still building ?

I found an Obrian whistles (with an A instead of an E in the name), but while it's functional, it seems to be in the UK.
Cillian O'Briain is in An Daingean/Dingle, Co Kerry. He is, obviously, not in the UK.
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Oct 03, 2023 7:52 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: E flat session recordings?
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: E flat session recordings?

I had some more stuff involving Tony Linnane et al as well as a bunch of stuff of Conor Connolly and Charlie Harris going the full Joe Cooley but as this thread is an unresponsive one, I'll leave it be. No point throwing it all into the void :really: https://i.postimg.cc/4NPTJfnW/DSC-1311-small.jpg
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Oct 03, 2023 5:56 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Is David O'Brien in Canada still building ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: Is David O'Brien in Canada still building ?

He posts here, or used to, as O'Brien so you can try a PM. His signature ìn his posts has his web address although my browser warns that the site has been reported as a malicious.
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Oct 01, 2023 6:39 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Tara (Bingham) Diamond recordings
Replies: 23
Views: 4483

Re: Tara (Bingham) Diamond recordings

I just strayed into this, had forgotten about that one: the book/cd combo The Otherworld has one track of her playing Ed Reavey's ' Lone Bush'
by Mr.Gumby
Sat Sep 30, 2023 9:10 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Garech Browne - a new book "Real to reel"
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Re: Garech Browne - a new book "Real to reel"

With the book having gone on sale yesterday, RTE has a little write up about it:

RTE news : When Tommie Potts met Sean Connery - Claddagh Records celebrated
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Sep 26, 2023 11:00 pm
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: E flat session recordings?
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: E flat session recordings?

People like Tony Linnane and Eamonn O Riordan like to play in Eb. I remember them doing a Riches of Clare concert with Conor Connolly and Brian McGrath that was at least partly in Eb. Someone put that on youtube : This sort of thing (there's a whole hour in separate clips from the same occasion, alt...
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Sep 25, 2023 4:50 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Clare fm-In profile: Geraldine Cotter
Replies: 0
Views: 1591

Clare fm-In profile: Geraldine Cotter

Clare fm runs a series of chats with local characters. This one may be of interest:

In profile : Geraldine Cotter