Kerry Whistles Busker Tunable High D

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Tin Whistle

  • Alloyed flageolet in two parts
  • Very popular in Celtic music
  • Full rich tone and lots of volume
  • Designed by Phil Hardy
  • Made in England
Available since September 2020
Item number 502173
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
B-Stock from $105 available
$125
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Really happy with this whistle, but it is no longer tunable.
Egilford 27.06.2022
I received this whistle on Thursday, so l haven´t played a lot on it yet, but l am very happy with the rich sound in this whistle. Some say it takes a lot of air, and that is true in the 2nd octave, but in the 1st octave l find it very easy to play and get clean notes. When l go to the higher notes like high F and above it takes some air, and the notes are not so easy to play, but this is not necessarily the whistle´s problem. It could just as well be my skills that are not good enough. If it is my problem it should improve over time. All in all, l am very happy with this whistle. It is now being made in one piece, so it cannot be split or tuned like previous models. For me this is not a negative thing. Now l am awaiting my mezzo A. Looking forward to that and to see how that one will play. I like these new Busker whistles, because they are going back to basics with pure joy of playing without becoming too technical. So, l would buy this again.
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For those who like challenges...
Davor_Zerjav 08.05.2024
This whistle is extremely loud and when I say extremely, I mean it. It needs a lot of air and great control of blowing in the higher octave. High F# can still be played, but G, A, B and C# are difficult to control, while the highest D is practically impossible to play.
The large hole design for such soprano whistle is an unusual choice. I would say that it is a very specific instrument and that its primary task is to be extremely loud. The tone is nice and warm, but it takes struggle and persistence to master the instrument.
I see that a few of customers returned that instrument, but I'm not giving up on it. I will probably use it for some specific situation when recording music. The lower octave is very nice and the large holes allow a lot of room for expression.
I will not return it, I will leave it for special occasions. I'll probably play it less than the other whistles I own, but I have a feeling I'll definitely need it.
The craftsmanship is impeccable, the whistle is robust, precisely made, the intonation is good, only the design is specific, so playing requires patience and practice.
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Built like a tank
G.Rusev 06.04.2021
It has a distinct tone (not in a bad way), looks and feels sturdy.
It's also very loud.
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Very Disappointed With This Whistle
Greadore 20.12.2022
I received this whistle and was very disappointed with it. It was not playable as it was impossible to play most of the notes in the second octave even when using a lot of air and the notes that I could reach had a “screechy” sound. I have a Kerry V5 Low D and am very happy with it so I was surprised at the poor quality of this whistle. Perhaps I received a “dud” but I had to return it and get my money back.
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