Variously known as whistles, pennywhistles, or flageolets (in France and Quebec),
our wooden whistles have a fuller, mellower tone than tin whistles,
with a range of two octaves from D to high D and beyond, with perfect intonation.
Also available in the key of C
D Whistles in solid wood
High D whistles in Blackwood and Rosewood
June 21, 2010:
"I just received my Rosewood High D Whistle and it is FANTASTIC! The tone is smooth and pure throughout its entire range and it is a very lovely instrument. Thank you so very much, this is so much better than any other whistle I've ever played" Sincerely, Fred Randles, Canton, Ohio
D Whistle Sound Sample
Nicole O'Toole playing our latest model D whistle along with the Metropolitan Wind Symphony.
'At Kitty O'Shea's by Johann DeMeij
Our new high D whistles in solid rosewood and blackwood, to replace our laminated wood whistles, are now ready. The two brass rings reinforce the socket and the foot end; the O-rings are for tuning. The joint is sealed with internal cork.
A “TRIO” is a three-piece set containing one body, one whistle head and one fife head. With this set, you can play either way.
C Whistles in solid wood
New model C whistle of solid rosewood
and blackwood,with two brass rings, to reinforce the
socket and foot end.
Our best pennywhistle is now available, machined in black plastic. Developed over several months, these new whistles take the old proven design of the Pro to a new level of playability, with the easy care and durability of a polymer. As always, the response is balanced, transitions are smooth and stable, and the tone is quite resonant. There’s good “chiff” for that classic pennywhistle sound.
Professional Model Penny Whistle Sound Samples
An Irish reel played by Dave Cantieni & Ann Percival
Construction is a little different: The joint slides on a replaceable o-ring inside the head for easy tuning. Beautifully laser engraved on a slimmer head. All plastic parts (fifes, TRIOs, separates) are interchangeable in matching material: black polycarbonate or acetal, both FDA approved and hypoallergenic.
Just as before, the curved windway reduces clogging,while the tapered bore in the body gives accurate octaves and tuning on A=440. Same ergonomic hole spacing. O-rings on the outside of the tenon serve as tuning spacers.
Recommended Soft Case
Fits D or C whistles. These whistles, which have a cork joint lining,should
be stored DISASSEMBLED. The case will hold a whistle, a swab, and
a tube of cork grease.
Case for TRIOs
Similar to regular whistle case but with 3 pockets. Includes
cork grease and cleaning brush