When you are looking to buy a new musical instrument, there is a lot of thought that needs to go into it to ensure that you get just what you need.
We have put together a quick guide for you which we hope will come in useful if you are searching for your next, or first, tin whistle.
Choosing a key
We sell tin whistles in the keys of C and D as these are the most popular keys, and complement the greatest variety of music.
A D whistle is ideal for beginners and children as the finger holes are closer together than a C whistle which makes them easier to play. They sound great alongside other instruments and are used in most Irish tunes, making them the top choice for a lot of tin whistlers.
C whistles are fantastic for those looking for an additional whistle, and are also ideal for people looking to play solos rather than as part of a group. Although they do work well with other instruments too!
Selecting a mouthpiece
Our original tin whistles come with a wooden fipple, the same as when they were first invented in 1873, whereas our Sweetone whistles have plastic mouthpieces.
The plastic mouthpieces were used with children in mind, as a wooden fipple can be more difficult to maintain, but have since become popular with adult tin whistlers too.
Deciding on a style
With plenty of colours and designs to choose from, you are sure to find a tin whistle that looks just the way you want it to.
Our Original Tinwhistle is painted in a sleek black finish with an elegant logo and diamond design, whereas our Celtic Tinwhistle is a stunning green colour with a striking gold Celtic knot at the top.
For something different, our special edition ‘200’ whistle is silver with a gold medallion, which is sure to attract attention when you play it.
If it is colour that you are looking for, our Sweetone whistles are available in six: black, gold, silver, red, green, and blue – so you can have one for nearly every day of the week, and to coordinate with every outfit!
If you are hoping to buy a tin whistle but need some advice, please do contact us, we would love to hear from you.