This is a Double Penny Whistle.
An amazing instrument when covering 3 holes with one hand and 4 holes with the other. As you go up and down the scale it becomes a magical instrument in the ears and hearts of your audience. See my simple tutorial on this webpage for more.
I have played double flutes since the 1970's and used them to entertain children before my puppet shows and stories. So the double flute is great for working with kids, but it is also an amazing instrument when joined by other musicians as you will hear below.
Fun and easy, and well made by George Kelischeck, who is more than a musicologist, in my opinion. George is letting us carry his excellent work and we are using it to bring food and household supplies to 44 new children with disabilities into our mercy program. In 2017 we are now serving 243 children with disabilities. So thanks for considering the double flute and being a blessing to others. (Or, to use if there is an emergency need in our ministry and we need this funding at a precise moment in Nicaragua.)
The C Double Flute is the larger one. The side with the 6 holes will play a full C major scale in 2 octaves and will also play in D minor, A minor and F by using the peace sign fingers together (the Jazz secret). When both sides are played together the double flute plays in D minor.
The D Double Flute is the smaller one and better for a smaller hand and when played together plays in Em. The flute with the 6 holes will play in D major, Em, Bm and G by using the peace sign fingers together (the Jazz secret). The D whistle is much used in Celtic-Irish Music, Christian Contemporary and American Folk Music.
In the videos on this page I first play the C and then the D, so you can see and hear them both.
The first 2 songs in the demos below, are played on the C Double Flute and the last two songs, are played on the D Double Flute.
Choose the C or D! And remember that the D Double Flute will be more comfortable for a smaller hand.
The Double Flute comes with a flute bag and flute lessons.
As this is a fund raiser the Double Flute will not be able to be returned. Thanks!
Erik the Flutemaker
14701 SW 18th Court
Davie, FL 33325