Tin Whistle

Posted at July 20, 2013 | By : | Categories : Children,Winds | 0 Comment

wi-tin-whistles-lrgThe Tin Whistle is the wind instrument heard typically in Irish folk music. It is a simple end blown flute from the fipple whistle family, which could possibly date back as far as 83,000 years. Originally made from tin, nowadays it is made from materials such as plastic, nickel and brass. The flute has 6 holes on the front side (no thumb hole) und is characterized by a pure high sound. By overblowing one can reach an upper octave.