4 facts which proves the Tin Whistle as an Irish artifact.

 

by Joao Ferreira

 

Browsing through the internet I could find out some information about the origin of our Tin Whistle. Then it is very interesting how many information you could gather about this tiny instrument. The famous Penny Whistle, Feadog Stain or Flageolet.

So, after reading lots of them, I gathered the most interesting facts and listed the following four.

 

1- Flute-like instrument

In the early Middle Ages people from the Northern Europe were playing the instrument: Irish Brehon Law describes a flute-like instrument.

2- Bone whistles

Archeologists found Fragments of 12th century Norman Bone whistles in Ireland.

3- 19th Century

Gaining popularity as a folk instrument in the early 19th century, the Tin Whistle is now an integral part of several folk traditions.

4- Traditional Irish

The Tin Whistle is most popular in Irish Traditional Music.

I believe after these 4 facts, you will be inspired to learn how to play our Feadog Whistles better and better. So, browse our website and look for the one that suits you. If you are already a player becomes our fan visiting our InstagramFacebook and Twitter to be aware of tips and further information.


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