Mudcat Café message #2605737 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38187   Message #2605737
Posted By: Jack Campin
06-Apr-09 - 01:34 PM
Thread Name: Pipe Chanter and whistle ?
Subject: RE: Pipe Chanter and whistle ?
I thought those "chanter whistles" had gone out of production?

I once wrote asking Overton if he could make me a whistle for Highland pipe tunes - basic scale G A B c# d e f# a, either with six or seven fingerholes. The reply I got was a scrutty little price list of his standard products - he acted as if he had no idea what I was asking.

So I got a G alto recorder instead. It's a far more flexible instrument than anything Overton ever made and much better value for money. The fingering isn't the same as a chanter, but enough notes are in the same places that it helps.