Mudcat Café message #3100679 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135913   Message #3100679
Posted By: Bernard
22-Feb-11 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: getting started with tin whistle
Subject: RE: getting started with tin whistle
Temperature has a lot to do with condensation - if your breath is warmer than the whistle, you'll get condensation... if the whistle is warmer than your breath, you won't... as a general rule.

So keep the instrument as warm as you can, in an inside pocket where practical, and make sure it is adequately warmed before playing.

This, incidentally, also helps it to play in tune. A cold instrument tends to play flat... okay, logically you would expect it to shrink and play sharp, but it's more to do with the way the air behaves inside rather than physical length which only changes marginally.