McNeela Music Setanta Soprano Whistles Full Set - High D, Eb & C

Setanta Soprano Whistles Full Set - High D, Eb & C [LEADTIME]

1,000.00 Grams


Setanta Soprano Whistles Full Set - High D, Eb & C
Please Allow a Lead Time of 7 - 10 Days for Your Whistle Set

We're extremely proud to announce the all new Setanta Soprano Whistle Set, containing one removable headjoint and three bodies in the keys of C, D and Eb.

Never get caught out at a session again! Change key effortlessly by simply attaching the fipple to a new body. So whether you want to up the ante with a fast-paced Eb session, or slow things down with the rich tone of a C whistle, this is the set for you. 

Setanta Whistles offer a beautifully warm clear tone in all octaves, excellent responsiveness and exceptionally accurate tuning. Each whistle is precision engineered with a personal handcrafted touch.

This quality tin whistle set is a worthy investment for any whistle player. You’ll be able to hear and feel the difference a premium instrument makes to your playing.

We ask you to please bear in mind that these are handcrafted, artisanal Irish whistles and, as a result, waiting times may exceed the advertised length. John is a perfectionist and will not let a whistle leave his workshop until it is the finest it can be. 

Full Set Includes: 

  • Choice of fipple - brass head with Delrin cork, brass head or Delrin head.
  • 3 brass soprano whistle bodies (C, D & Eb)

Please Note: If adding extra fipples (whistle heads) to your set order, John recommends the Brass fipple for the C whistle, the Delrin fipple for the D whistle and the Brass fipple with Delrin cork for the Eb whistle. If you do not state a preference for any extra fipples ordered John will choose the recommended fipples as detailed above.  

Watch and listen to the video below to hear the different fipples and their various tones: 

Key Features of the Setanta Soprano Whistles Set: 

  • Tuneable
  • Two piece brass construction
  • Comfortable mouthpiece
  • Highly responsive
  • Clear, bright, balanced tone
  • Subtle chiff
  • Excellent volume 
  • Highly accurate tuning
  • Effortless to play across all octaves
  • Superb Irish Session Whistle 

Bonus Features: 

  • Bonus Whistle Lessons with John O'Brien


For a limited time only, when you purchase a Setanta Soprano Whistle Set, you will receive five free online whistle lessons with professional musician, maker and tutor, John O’Brien.

These lessons feature three extensive beginner lessons by the end of which you will be playing a polka and a classic Irish jig and will have learnt a few excellent tricks on the whistle.

You’ll also receive two intermediate lessons focusing on traditional Irish tunes; Rose in the Heather and The Drunken Landlady, made famous by The Bothy Band. You’ll also learn rolls, cuts and taps and more.


john-o-brien-setanta-low-whistle-workshop.jpgSetanta Whistles are designed and produced in Dublin, Ireland, by John O’Brien, marrying the latest in precision engineering with the personal handcrafted touch people have become accustomed to expect from top quality Irish brand

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) in venues ranging from London's Royal Albert Hall to Carngie Hall and Broadway in New York. 

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 manufacturer, Paraic McNeela. 

This whistle has been precisely engineered featuring a warm balanced tone, excellent responsiveness and highly accurate tuning.

We recommend this great Setanta Soprano Whistle case for storing your full set of Setanta Soprano Whistles

 Good to Know:


Please note, whilst we will endeavour to ship all orders immediately, bear in mind these are handcrafted instruments, made to order and some minor delays may occur.

IRELAND (Next Day)

UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)

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