|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 04/09/2016
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 email@example.com 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.
Now Available: Wooden Presentation
A wooden case, with brass hinges and clasps would show
off your Rover or Rover set nicely.
Lined with felt, these cases measure 7"x3.5"x1.5".
See the Cases and Bags page for more photos.