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    Default Low D Whistle

    Just bought one myself & am curious if anyone else has/plays one?

    (Trying to get to grips with the 'pipers grip'.)
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    I've owned and played many.
    My all time favorite was a Hans Bracker, it was amazing.

    https://music.bracker.uk/Whistles/Whistles.html
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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    The Low D that I play was made by Pat O’Riordon. I also own his traveler set which includes C, D, and Eb whistles also a Low G and Rosewood D whistle. Don’t play them much anymore and thought of selling them, but decided to pass them along to grandkids when they get a little older and show interest in them.

    Tom
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    I had a Shaw low D, but I gave it to my daughter. In my old age, I just didn’t have enough wind to play it. My daughter just keeps it for a keepsake — probably a wallhanger.

    I have a low G too. I can still play it though a bit windily.

    Old age is hell on lungs — ahhh, well . . .
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    Hello, Dick, I started out with a load of the cheap ones, but they are all too high for my likings.

    So I got a low 'G' too, I then got a pre used low/mezzo 'A' & really liked it so got a better one, but then decided I should have a low 'D', just like real whistle players have, so I got myself a Howard, (made in Sheffield).

    Keep playing yours, my friend, to keep the wind strength up.
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    Nah! I don’t play my whistles much any more. If I wanna play Celtic, I use my Irish banjo or my mandolin or one of my flutes. My concert flute is still playable, but my alto needs an overhaul.

    I’ve been playin’ Celtic music for years.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE- Fingerstyle
    Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Lo F BbDF Fingerstyle
    Luna “Peace” concert - CGDA (5ths) Fingerstyle

    Kala tenor eight string - gGcCEEAA Strum
    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-F BbDG Strum
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Strum

    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano (Dad's Day gift)
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift

    Old age should rather be feared than death. - Juvenal
    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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    I've been playing a lot of whistle lately but I don't have a low D. Low F is as low as I'm really comfortable with and I use right hand pinky with that. I have an Eb NAF/whistle hybrid that I play that way too but it is a bit unwieldy.
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    I have a Casey Burns Irish Folk Flute made of African Blackwood I would like to sell if anyone is interested
    TomtheBaptist

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    If you don't know it, check out Chiff & Fipple - I'm sure someone on there will snap up your Casey Burns.

    http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/ind...a105eb2961efc3

    (I like my Damian Thompson delrin flute, but, as with everything else, need to put in more practice.....)
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    Off the subject, but I have a little Generation high F, and boy is it fun to play. It’s my favorite whistle, and I don’t usually care for high pitched instruments.

    It’s easy to play, and it, with two fingers of Kilbeggen, always makes for a good time.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE- Fingerstyle
    Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Lo F BbDF Fingerstyle
    Luna “Peace” concert - CGDA (5ths) Fingerstyle

    Kala tenor eight string - gGcCEEAA Strum
    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-F BbDG Strum
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Strum

    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano (Dad's Day gift)
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift

    Old age should rather be feared than death. - Juvenal
    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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