Irish Sessions at Poroura Coffee House
I play whistle (penny whistle, tin whistle, etc...) on my own, in Irish and traditional music groups. Between a recorder and a tin whistle, the whistle is the better beginners woodwind (my opinion). Many good quality instruments exist that are extremely affordable.
My favorite whistle is the Clarke Celtic Tin Whistle - Key of D. This is a mass produced whistle specifically designed to be kid proof. Despite being made for children it is designed to sound good. I have always been impressed with the sound quality.
I also play the Susato-D and High-D Whistle. Susato is a great company. I am still learning how to play the low whistle as effectively as the high -- I am trying to develop a habit for the piper's hold
I occasionally play the bodrhan -- the Irish drum.
Below are recordings of me playing in a session that meets in town here. These were made using the Zoom H2 Portable Stereo Recorder.