Hand-Crafted Aluminium Whistles

Low G whistle
Low G whistle

I offer a full range of quality custom built hand-crafted aluminium whistles, in any key from high E to bass G. My whistles have a rich powerful tone, mellow with a touch of complexity.

The whistles are tunable and made from light thin-walled aluminium tubing with a black Delrin fipple plug. The head incorporates a curved windway for clearer tone and clog resistance. The barrel joint and the corked tenon form a tuning slide, and for changing whistle bodies. Finger holes are large enough to allow good semi-tones by half covering the hole. Customisation for tone hole placement is available. Please let me know your requirements, and we can discuss the tone hole layout.

Apart from individual whistles I offer combo sets with one head and several bodies of the same tubing/bore size. Additional bodies can also be added later. This provides a very economical way to own a set of whistles for different keys. See Pricelist for range of prices.

Please check out individual whistle descriptions with pictures and sound samples.

High whistles:

Low whistles:

Bass whistles:

Speciality whistles

C Recorder WhistleC-Recorder-Whistle - a wide bore C whistle with 8 finger holes and recorder fingering
Nine-Hole Whistles in Soprano-C, Alto-G and Alto-F, for chromatic playing.
D Plus WhistlesD-Plus-Whistles with 7 or 8 finger holes for additional bottom C and top D
Bb Chanter WhistleBb Chanter Whistle with 8 finger holes as GHP chanter with half-open fingering
Tabor PipesTabor-Pipes with 3 finger holes for one-handed playing
Gypsy WhistlesGypsy-Whistles (in any key) for harmonic and double harmonic minor and related modes
Kaval WhistlesKaval-Whistles with 5 finger holes for Romanian scale
Harmonic Overtones FlutesHarmonic-Overtones-Flutes

Thumb hole

thumb hole on the back of the body

I offer for no extra cost a thumb hole for C natural (using D whistle note names) on all my whistles. The thumb hole provides a strong C natural in both octaves, which cannot be obtained by forked fingering, though you can still use forked fingering for C natural, leaving the thumb hole covered.

Whistle Bag

Made of strong denim or upholstery fabric, with elastic or draw cord:
Available as an extra when ordering a whistle. Can be made with extra pocket for additional whistle body when ordering whistle combo.
Price: 10 GBP

Velvet bag with two slots