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THE "FEADOG" OR TIN WHISTLE - IN BRIEF - PART १ - by Eliseo Mauas Pinto

Many types of whistles are scattered all over the world through different cultures, and many people have been performing instruments similar to the celtic whistle from the first days of musical waking. The first whistles were used in tribal rites with certain magical sense, due to it's similarity to the song of the birds or for being evocative of emotions thanks to the particular sound. The Cheyenne Indians thought that certain whistles had infallible powers on the germination and the fertility of women. In New Yorkshire, England, were found " whistles" made from ewe bones next to other personal pertainings in the megalithic tombs. A pair of were found in an excavation in High Street, Dublin, who date from S. XII.
Besides being bone made, the whistles commonly are found in bamboo, clay and cane; by the certain thing, any rubo hollow could to this end be used at a time or another one..
The term " whistle" related to
the Old Scandinavian due its association to " whisper " , drift of English direct form of old " Whistle" talking about to the act to whistle basically or to the throat, so it is the saying that has survived in the phrase " to wet your whistle".
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