|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 14/11/2016
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
My source for composite ebony powder and resin piccolos has dried up, so the Whisolo Pro will no longer be
offered. I have one left. As well as the standard metal Whisolo, I am offering a black resin one that has a
mellower sound. The price for either is C$225.
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.