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Clarke Original Whistle

Regular price $ 19.95

In 1843 Robert Clarke, a farm laborer, decided to try his hand at something else in order to supplement his meager wages. With the help of the local blacksmith he made a set of tools to make a tin whistle. Before long he moved to Manchester where he built a small factory and eventually became the largest manufacturer of pennywhistles in England. Clarke pennywhistles are still made today following the same traditional methods.

 

  • Conical whistle, rolled tin plate with wooden mouthpiece plug
  • Painted black with gold lettering
  • The oldest of the factory-made whistles
  • All-time favorite with many Irish players
  • Renowned for that characteristic that traditional players call "chiff"
  • With fingering chart and tune sheet