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WHISTLE known as Tin/Penny/Irish Clarke "Sweetone" Brand new item

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  • Closed: Wed 18 Jul 2012, 12:11 am
Listing #: 492893495
Considered The Best Whistle by experienced players.


Choose a whistle in Key of "D" whistle is the one most commonly used in Irish music with sharp notes Or
"C", plays the white notes in its range on a piano keyboard.
and a colour by email after auction.

"C" in Red, Green, Black or unpainted tin.
"D" in Black or Blue colours

Hygenically sealed mouthpeice.

Clarke are renowned the world over for their quality whistles. Their story begins with Robert Clarke, a poor agricultural labourer in the village of Coney Weston, Suffolk, England, who made the first tin whistle in the year 1843. He appreciated it's unique sound compared with the wooden ones then available, and decided to manufacture the whistle, so loaded a barrow with tinplate and tools, walked across England to Manchester with his young son to set up a workshop. Along the way, he made whistles and played in markets for cash. His business was very successful and he made his fortune making tin whistles.
The business remained in the Clarke family until 1986, when it was sold. The new owners commissioned bespoke whistle maker Michael Copeland to design a new plastic mouthpiece, hence creating this "Sweetone" model. With a very efficient mouthpiece, which means one can blow long musical phrases in one breath.
The Clarke whistle has a sound far above its modest cost.
Having just six holes, it is even simpler than a recorder. Comes with fingering chart.
The "D" whistle plays the note of "D" when all the holes are covered, and as each hole is uncovered from the lower end of the whistle, the note played rises to "E", "F sharp", "G", and so on in the scale of D major. The next octave above is reached by repeating the action, but with a stronger breath, so the instrument has a range of about two octaves.
Sweetone whistles are a great introduction to playing music, and will last many years. I've been playing the same one for 9 years now!

Shipping details

  • $7.00  Tracked
  • Seller does not allow pick-ups
  • Seller location: Thames, Waikato, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit

About the seller

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Closes: Wed 18 Jul, 12:11 am. 2012