What are the instruments that the whistle player uses in your recordings?
These are all Irish whistles and other ethnic whistles alongside traditional flutes and recorders. Irish whistles need to be bought for appropriate keys and there are high and low register whistles. Michelle, who plays many of the instruments, has around 40 different types! The very deep melodic sounds you hear are often the Low D Irish Whistle and the higher shrill, jig and reel type instruments are often Bb or high D whistles. Many are manufactured in the USA, and if you Google “Irish Whistles” you’ll get a good range of types and instruments listed from many sources. Our new whistle player, Raymond, has a website called www.christianflute.com which is very informative. (Michelle is taking time out and following a call to mission work in community outreach and involvement for a season).