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Rui Gomes Whistles Now In Stock

Beautiful Brass High Whistles

Irish Tin Whistles, Penny Whistles & Low D Whistles

Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned session player, Big Whistle has the right tin whistle for you. From starter penny whistles to the most innovative professional whistles on the market, with worldwide delivery Big Whistle has the best tin whistles for all your whistling needs!

Top Selling Whistles

Professional Low Whistle Brands

Scottish Wool Whistle Pouches

Browse beautiful whistle carriers in different sizes and colours

Beginner Tin Whistle Brands

RG Hardie Practice Chanters

For our piping friends, Big Whistle is pleased to now stock practice chanters for from leading brands including RG Hardie

Browse Whistles By Material, Pitch, and Maker

Whistle Accessories and More

About Big Whistle

The tin whistle (also known as the Irish whistle or penny whistle) is the quintessential folk music instrument. Although whistles date back to ancient times, the modern tin whistle dates back to mid-19th century, when we saw the birth of the Clarke Tin Whistle. A simple instrument to pick up, a number of makers produce low-cost ‘penny’ whistles to an excellent standard. 

Recent decades have seen new makers spring up to develop the sound and playability of the tin whistle, as well as the innovation of the low whistle in the 1970s. The low whistle is a larger whistle, which uses the same fingering as earlier tin whistles (the “piper’s grip”). An octave lower, it offers a deeper, flute-like sound that has appealed to both folk and jazz musicians around the world.

Big Whistle Music has been supplying whistlers around the globe since 2000. We stock a wide range of fantastic makers and whistle accessories, shipping to countries around the world. We look forward to supplying you on your whistling journey!


Syn High Whistle in D

Crafted in Australia, these beautiful high whistles offer fantastic value for money, with a polished aluminium finish

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