Penny for your Thoughts
March 17, 2009 10:20 AM   Subscribe

1. Make a penny whistle from pvc or copper pipe. 2. Learn how to play it. 3. Away ye go! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
posted by bokeh (8 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
South Africa also has a rich tradition of tin whistle.
posted by Jode at 10:59 AM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

I play the penny whistle. It's one of the few things I do to really connect with my Irish heritage. It drives my girlfriend out of the apartment every time, which I suspect is because she is of German distraction, and they can't stand joy.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:08 AM on March 17, 2009 [3 favorites]

Bubbles stole all my copper pipe.
posted by jckll at 12:09 PM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

I always wondered how these were made...mine was handed down from my great grandfather, who is irish.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:48 PM on March 17, 2009

At last...instructions on how to rig my fipple.
posted by Dr.Pill at 1:35 PM on March 17, 2009

Hatao kicks total whistle ass.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:55 PM on March 17, 2009

If you do make one you're obliged to sing Running with the Devil.
posted by bwg at 1:41 AM on March 18, 2009

Jode, that's absolutely brilliant, thank you!
posted by bokeh at 3:13 AM on March 18, 2009

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