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Traditional Penny Whistle


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The penny whistle, or tin whistle, is an easy to play, portable instrument long associated with traditional American folk music. Long before it gained popularity in the New World, the penny whistle was played by musicians all over Europe.

     In the 18th and 19th centuries, the first penny whistles made of a simple piece of rolled tin started to appear. The first penny whistles were produced in the key of C. However, in the later years,  the D tuning became most standard for the playing of traditional folk music.