|David O'Brien makes brass,
aluminum and wooden
pennywhistles in Campbell River,
British Columbia, Canada. These
are available in a variety of keys
and styles, as well as in sets with
one head joint and two or three
body tubes in different keys.
This page last updated on 03/08/2016
Here are a few photos of a new wood I can now offer. It is tempered birdseye
maple from a supplier in Arizona. Tempering is a process of heating the wood in
a low-oxygen environment. The result is more stable, darkened in colour and
more water-proof than the original wood. These photos do not do the grain
justice. It seems to move, depending on the direction of the light.
Here are a couple of tunes, played on bocote
Rovers by Ciaran De Bhal (Fleadh Cheoil) of
County Louth, Ireland:
The Longford Spinster
I am now taking pre-orders for the new Whisolo Pro. It has a piccolo body made from a composite of 50%
ebony powder and 50% ebonite. The tone is much sweeter than the original, metal body Whisolo. The body has
a larger outside diameter, making it very comfortable to play. I will be ordering the first batch of piccolos within
the next few weeks (by the middle of August, 2016). Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like
to be one of the first to own a Whisolo Pro. Here's a short video I made to show the new Whisolo Pro:
For another video of myself, playing Roslyn Castle, a Scottish air in Dm, click here.
Here's the Liberty Bell on Whisolo with guitar accompaniment.