Chieftain Thunderbird Low D Whistle Review

Chieftain Thunderbird low D whistle

The Chieftain Thunderbird is one of the more popular low D whistle models around. It’s designed and built by Phil Hardy, who learned to make low whistles from the inventor of the instrument, Bernard Overton. Hardy has created a fairly loud low D whistle with a fat, reedy tone, hence the “Thunderbird” name. I had … Read moreChieftain Thunderbird Low D Whistle Review

3 Great Loud High D Tin Whistles

Loud tin whistle

Sometimes, you need a loud tin whistle. Whether it’s a big, noisy session, an outdoor gig, or a busking session, sometimes the volume of a normal tin whistle just doesn’t cut it. That’s where these whistles come in. They’ve been designed to give you some extra oomph and help you cut through the noise. You’ll … Read more3 Great Loud High D Tin Whistles

Chieftain High D Whistle Review

Chieftain high mezzo D whistle

The Chieftain “mezzo*” high D whistle is one of the more popular tin whistles on the market. It’s made by Phil Hardy, who also makes the “Kerry” brand low whistles. He learned from the great Bernard Overton, and his early designs were very similar to Overton’s own whistles. Nowadays, Chieftain whistle designs are based on … Read moreChieftain High D Whistle Review

How To Learn To Play The Tin Whistle

Learn tin whistle

So, you want to learn the tin whistle. Great choice! It’s a fun instrument, with a lot of expressive possibilities packed in. Tin whistles are relatively inexpensive, and easy to find for sale online or in a shop. No wonder the whistle is one of the first instruments a lot of Irish musicians pick up. … Read moreHow To Learn To Play The Tin Whistle

10 Irish Concertina Players You Should Listen To

Irish concertina player

The concertina is one of the most unique sounds in Irish music. It’s particularly associated with Co. Clare, where concertina players were once almost as plentiful as sheep in the Irish countryside. While concertina playing declined during the middle of the 20th century, it has come roaring back. Today, there are plenty of brilliant young … Read more10 Irish Concertina Players You Should Listen To

10 Irish Folk Bands You Should Listen To

Lunasa irish folk bands

Music is one of Ireland’s greatest exports, and there are many Irish folk bands active around the world. Whether it’s singing, instrumental music, or a combination of both, there’s plenty to draw from in the Irish tradition. Many bands have taken that a step further, weaving the sounds of other musics and traditions into the … Read more10 Irish Folk Bands You Should Listen To

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