The Reyburn Celtic Whistle Collection
My ancestral line is descended from the Gordon Clan of Scotland, and for over 15 years I have been making handmade whistles. Unusual as it was, my first venture into whistle smithing was creating the Low D (stimulated by the Riverdance performance), and has progressed from there to the Low F, the Low G, the Alto Bb and lastly the soprano C, D, Eb and A.
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.
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“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.
Soprano Session D