It is impossible to hear a slow air played with depth of feeling on a Tinwhistle by a true Celt, without being drawn into, and sharing the emotions expressed by the player
Each of the Celtic nations has its own instrumental tradition and each claims their right to
specifi c instruments. The Scots will assert that the bagpipes are their property; the Welsh the harp. The Irish claim the Uillean pipes as their own.
One instrument played by all, and adopted by all is the Tinwhistle.
When Robert Clarke invented the Tinwhistle in 1843, little did he know that it would become
the perfect wind instrument to be played universally in all the Celtic lands.
It can be heard in concert halls, broadcasts, churches and above all, especially in Ireland, in the pubs. It is easy to learn to play, inexpensive and can be conveniently carried so as to be available for performances on all occasions.
Supplied in the key of ‘D’, this traditionally looking CELTIC Tinwhistle is fi nished in green with Celtic knot logo, comes attractively packaged in a box with tune sheet and fingering chart.