Clarke: The Original Tinwhistle - Key Of D

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The favourite instrument of distinguished tinwhistle players ever since 1843!

The Clarke Tinwhistle 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.

Available in the keys of C or D and gift boxed with fingering chart and tune sheet enclosed.
ISBN: 8774120000166
Published on: 03 June 2010
Language: English
Catalogue No: SBDC

        Clarke: The Original Tinwhistle - Key Of D reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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        Scores 7.3 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
        9 out of 10


        Sheffield GB
        Nice to hold quality feels good nice breathy sound
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 04 April 2018
        Published on: 18 April 2018

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        10 out of 10


        Norwich GB
        Nice clarity of note and good tone
        Confirmed purchase: 14 December 2017
        Published on: 25 January 2018
        3 out of 10


        Reviewer left no comment
        One of the notes only squeaks. Must be a physical problem in manufacture.
        Confirmed purchase: 01 September 2015
        Published on: 15 September 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

        Jolie flute, origine soignée...
        Anonymous - (la ciotat, France)
        Bon rendu du son en particulier dans les aigus, belle finition, seul bémol : la pièce en bois à l'embouchure pourrait être mieux sertie.
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