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Thread #67616 Message #1132251
Posted By: GUEST,Richard H
09-Mar-04 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: Tuning an Irish whistle
Subject: RE: Tuning an Irish whistle
Jeeneia, I've tried lipping down the Walton without any success. The notes are so sharp that the electronic tuner often can't decide if a note is say, a sharp A or a flat Bb. I suspect a big, burly guy at Walton's got ditched by his girl and came to work peeved next day, rammed on the mouthpiece and soaked it in superglue.
Unfortunately it has a full, rich low D and E to die for.
I have used the recorder before but am not sure it's appropriate in an Irish pub. According to Noirchatticus Grammaticus: "Ye 6-hole whistle imitates fervently the male body - two ear-holes, two nose, one mouth and one other. Ye recorder carries an extra hole in deference to the female of the species."
I don't know. Is a St.Patrick's Day pub any place for a genteel recorder?