5 interesting history notes about our Feadog Whistle.
by Joao Ferreira
Browsing through the internet I could find out some notes about the history of our Feadog Whistle. It is very interesting how many information you could gather about this tiny instrument: the penny whistle.
So, after reading lots of them, I gathered the most interesting ones and listed the following 5 notes.
1- 16th century
Flageolets came up in the 16th century by the hands of Sieur Juvigny in 1581.
In the 1600’s, whistles called “flageolets” with a French made fipple mouthpiece.
William Bainbridge made the improved English flageolet in 1803.
There were many recorders, and a varieties of flageolets made during this period.
5- Tin Plate
The tin whistle came up by the hands of Robert Clarke in 1843 in Suffolk, England. His whistle was made using some wood, solder, and a piece of a tin plate. This is where the tin whistle name is alleged to have originated.
I believe after these 5 notes, 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 Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to be aware of tips and further information.