The brand new Setanta Whistle has been officially launched and all pre-orders are in the process of being shipped. This highly anticipated tuneable whistle has many of our foremost whistle players astounded by the tone, responsiveness and tuning across all three octaves. This includes professional whistle players John McSherry and Alan Doherty, who can been seen in the video above playing at the launch in Swords Church in County Dublin, leading John McSherry to proclaim “They play themselves!”
Setanta Whistles have been designed and produced in Dublin, Ireland, by John O’Brien ( www.jobwhistles.com ), marrying the latest in precision engineering with the personal handcrafted touch people have become accustomed to expect from top quality Irish brands. John has spent numerous years playing whistles and uilleann pipes professionally on the road with Riverdance, Celtic Woman and Celtic Thunder, to name but a few. John felt it was time to produce a range of quality instruments specifically designed for the rigours of performing professionally across musical genres from Céilí Bands to Orchestral work. With this in mind, he developed his new range of Setanta whistles featuring a beautifully warm clear tone in all octaves, excellent responsiveness and exceptionally accurate tuning.
One of the main reasons John felt it was important to develop the new range of whistles was to satisfy what he himself as a professional musician was looking for in terms of ‘tuning’. He opted for the highly accurate ‘Equal Temperament’ tuning system which allows the individual player to push, pull and bend notes with the minimum of effort. This has been a labour of love for John but in order to bring his concept from dream to reality he enlisted the expertise of his long time friend, musician, and
instrument manfacturer, Paraic McNeela. The first whistles in the range have been produced and are now available to purchase from www.mcneelamusic.com while stocks last.
Full set includes: 1 Fipple (Head joint) and 3 bodies (Lw D, Eb & E). Each item precision engineered with a personal handcrafted touch. Featuring a warm balanced tone, excellent responsiveness and highly accurate tuning.
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UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10 days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)