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The History and Mystery of the Pennywhistle

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The History and Mystery of the Pennywhistle
The pennywhistle has a long history, with somewhat mysterious origins. While its design is rather simple – with six holes for the fingers to cover and a fipple-style mouthpiece – it is a complex instrument in its own right. Perhaps because of its simplistic design, general affordability, and portability, the humble tin whistle is one of the most accessible melodic instruments around. The music of the pennywhistle can be found all around the world, in some surprising contexts! 

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