minstrel: Period Instruments

Martin Hungerford jongleur at netcon.net.au
Sat Sep 20 01:30:34 PDT 1997


>Robin, I am very much interested in finding out more about these big fipple
>flutes.  My favorite doodling instrument is a Generation "G" ( mostly
>because of its size ) that and a "C" constitute my entire "pennywhistle
>ensemble".   I have often wished I could get a less obtrusively modern
>looking set but at the prices I have seen even one is out of the question
>let alone a "set":):)
>
>However, if I could get into one with better sound as well...that would be
>kewl.  Even if I had to get plans and get a friend with a shop to make them
>for me.  If you can point me to some source, preferably web sources, but
>also catalogs or reference materials, I would be most greatful.  Thanks.
>
>Mathurin

Mathurin,
        how big are your hands? If you can doodle on a G whistle would 
you be able to reach the holes on a low octave one! I don't wish to be 
offensive but I can no longer fit my fingers onto a G whistle and have 
trouble playing the low D which a friend has.

Martin

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