Irish Whistle

A traditional instrument of Ireland, the whistle and Irish music in general, are enjoying a renaissance of popularity today. Commonly known as a penny whistle or tin whistle, these pipes can also be built from exotic black woods and other materials as in this beautiful instrument by Pat O'Riordan. Similar to a recorder there are only six holes on the front with no thumb hole, versus seven holes plus thumb on the recorder. These differences including it's shape, give the Irish Whistle it's own unique sound.

Sound of the Irish Whistle

Music performed by Brad White.
Available on CD from his shop at PanFlute.Net