Welcome to Reyburn Whistles

My ancestral line is descended from the Gordon Clan of Scotland, and for over 19 years I’ve been making handmade Celtic Whistles. I was originally inspired by the Riverdance performance and the playing of Davy Spillane.

My first venture into whistle-smithing was creating the Low D. Reyburn Whistles now produces the following Celtic Whistles in both brass and aluminum:

  • Low D
  • Low F (only brass at this time)
  • Low G
  • Mezzo A
  • Mezzo Bb
  • Soprano C
  • Soprano D
  • Soprano Eb (only brass at this time)

The original head on the Low D was made of maple wood as working with wood was most familiar to me from earlier endeavors of making furniture and wooden jewelry. When I created the soprano design I used a new approach combining Delrin and brass and changed the airway from flat to curved. This design was so successful that I incorporated it into all of the low whistles so that the entire collection is uniform.

As a result of demands for a lighter Low D, I recently added an aluminum alloy Low D to the collection and it plays louder and with a cooler, purer tone.

Thanks for visiting my site and I hope you enjoy the sound clips and photographs of my creations.

— Ronaldo Reyburn

“I’ve been playing the new Reyburn low D whistle for several weeks now and I have to say it’s one of the best I’ve ever played. Really fantastic!”
-Seamus Egan 


Soprano Session D
Played courtesy of Pat O’Scannell