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The Original Clarke Pennywhistle

The Original Clarke Pennywhistle

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    Price: $18.50 $15.73
    DAILY DEAL 15% Off
    SKU: C500
    Shipping Weight: 0.11 pounds
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    The favorite music instrument of distinguished tinwhistle players ever since 1843, this Clarke Tinwhistle can be considered the Stradivarius of tinwhistles.
    The instrument is still made of tin-plate with a wooden plug in the mouthpiece. Delicate operations still continue to be done by hand and, most importantly, Robert Clarke's traditional conical bore has been retained to give the instrument its unique sound, called “chiff”, and no other tin whistle has the same degree of "chiff" as a Clarke.
    The tone of the Clarke Tinwhistle is clear and flute-like, but it is also described as "crisp and responsive" by Bill Ochs; and "husky and sensual" by Mary Bergin. All these descriptions add up to "chiff". What Tommy Makem calls, "The great Clarke tone". This is what makes a Clarke Tinwhistle unique.
    The tin whistle is a simple, traditional musical instrument; ideal for popular and folk music but it is also suitable for a much wider musical repertoire. It is just as good for solo playing as in ensemble with other musical instruments; and can be played by children, youth or adults alike.
    Robust and easy to care for, the Clarke Tinwhistle has a long life. Play it... enjoy it... and join the millions of fellow musicians who have had their start in music from the famous Clarke Tinwhistle.
    How is a "Voiced by Hall" Clark Tinwhistle different?
    The sound of the tinwhistle is produced as the air leaves the wind-way and is split across the metal edge. The original Clarke tinwhistle with its domed airway focuses most of the air through the center of the wind-way. The modified version evenly distributes the air across the wind-way.
    Is a "Voiced by Hall" Clarke Tinwhistle better?
    Not necessarily. It is simply a matter of preference. Many people prefer the unique sound of the original tinwhistle, while I personally prefer the modified whistle. If you are very serious about your whistle playing, you should buy one of each and see which one grows on you and give the other one away as a gift :)
    Available in the keys of C or D and gift boxed with fingering chart enclosed.
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