The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6170   Message #3894855
Posted By: Jack Campin
20-Dec-17 - 06:47 AM
Thread Name: Tinwhistles - tweekin and tunin
Subject: RE: Tinwhistles - tweekin and tunin
I'd call it a fake. That design is common in Europe (like the Hungarian "ikerfurulya" which I have two of), but executed in wood. Native Americans made multichamber ocarinas from clay, but not duct flutes. I think some whistlemaker has invented a history that never was, using the European design without acknowledging it. (They have a godawful track record of sleazily exploiting Native American culture, and ripping off the folk instrument making tradition of eastern Europe simultaneously is just what you'd expect).