This is one of our most popular whistles! It's a Clarke Penny Whistle in the key of D (most traditional Irish music is written in the key of D or G. This whistle is easy to play in either of these keys.). This whistle is made of tin-plate, and has a wooden fipple (mouthpiece), giving it a warm, flute-like tone. Look below for the Robert Clarke story.
Note that we have already "tweaked" this whistle!
Clarke is an excellent whistle right out of the box, but many players prefer a whistle that requires less air, while retaining the Clarke whistle's unique quality of sound.
The Silver-painted Original Clarke!
Clarke has discontinued their "Natural" Original Whistle and has come out with a Silver-painted version. This version currently does not have the Clarke logo painted on it, or the diamonds between the finger holes (it is simply a silver-colored whistle).
Here's what we do to "tweak" a Clarke whistle (see the close-up pics below also):
We feel that the mouthpiece is much more comfortable when it's shaped this way, and many people prefer the softer tone it produces.
Tweaking is something that you may wish to try yourself, but we strongly discourage it if you don't have an extra whistle or two to experiment with. It is quite easy to cause irreversible damage to your whistle!
If you already own one of our Tweeked Original Clarkes, then you might want to make a "Muffler" for it. This very simple to make little gizmo allows you to control the tone, volume and air requirements of your Tweeked Clarke.
The Robert Clarke Story:
(Don't forget to order a Whistle Pouch for your whistle!)
Due to increased demand for our Tweeked Clarkes, shipment of your order may be delayed when it includes a Tweeked Clarke Whistle. This delay should not usually exceed one week.
June 9th, 2017 - Please Note:
We are currently out of stock on the Tweeked Original Clarke D in Silver (Black is in stock). Please feel free to place your order now; we will then ship it as soon as possible.
Simply select your whistle from the proper Dropdown Box below, adjust the quantity if desired, then click the "Add to Your Shopping Cart" button.