Here’s my deep, dark secret from my past: I used to collect and play pennywhistles. It all started innocently enough; I enjoyed playing the recorder with my elementary students, and I was curious about similar instruments. So I bought my first Clarke whistle. I liked it, so I wanted to try another (after all, they are very affordable. They are not called pennywhistles for nothing).
Before I knew it, I was completely hooked.
But this was all several years ago. I hadn’t broken out the whistles in quite some time … until today.
I thought they might make for some fun pictures. And, as long as I had them out, I tried to see if I could remember any of my repertoire — so I played a version of “Dear Irish Boy” that set the neighbor’s dog howling.
Who knows? Maybe I’ll have to renew my membership to Chiff and Fipple. 🙂