Celtic Whistle Sound Clips

These sound clips gives you an opportunity to hear what Reyburn Celtic Whistles sound like. Please keep in mind the microphone, recording, and the acoustics of the room will influence the sound of each instrument.

Unless otherwise noted, whistle clips are played courtesy of Patricia Maureen O’Scannell.

 


Celtic Whistle Sound Clips: Brass

Eb Whistle
The Eb has a sweet birdlike tone to it and uses a thin walled brass tubing that requires very little breath to play.   This instrument plays in the keys of Eb major, F minor and Gb major.  This whistle shares the same head as the Narrow Bore d and can be ordered as a set (one head and two bodies).

 

Session D Whistle
This instrument is one of the lead instruments used in Celtic sessions and has a fairly loud voice. It uses a wall thickness more than twice as thick as the Narrow Bore d and is therefore a very sturdy instrument. The key of D is the predominant key for Celtic music so this key is a must for any Celtic musician. This instrument plays in the keys of D major, E minor and G major. This instrument is available as a set (one head and two bodies) with the C tube.

 

Session C Whistle
This instrument uses the same head as the Session D and is fairly loud.  It plays in the keys of  C major, D minor and F major and is available as a set with the D tube.

 

Bb Whistle
This whistle is a great one for transitioning into low whistles and is one of my favorite whistles as it has a very mellow tone. It plays in the keys of Bb major, C minor and Gb major. It is available as a set with the A body.

 


Celtic Whistle Sound Clips: The Low Whistle Brass

Low G Whistle
This instrument is the first of the Low whistles and has a wonderful mellow tone. It plays in the keys of G major, A minor and C major. This low whistle is a very good starter instrument for people wanting to play low whistles.

 

Low F Whistle
The Low F is getting into the haunting tones and is one of my favorites as it plays in F major, G minor and Bb major. A great low whistle.

 

Low D Whistle
Played courtesy of Ted Anderson
This is the standard low D and has a sweet mellow tone and is suitable for small groups or when using a microphone or recording. It plays in the keys of D major, E minor and G major. This is one of my favorite instruments which I use in my music group.

 


Celtic Whistle Sound Clips: Aluminum

Aluminum Alloy Low D
Played courtesy of Randy Thomas