Penny Whistle History T-Shirt
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The whistle originated in ancient China over 5000 years ago, and was incorporated into the European culture in the 11th century.
In the early 1800s, the English started making the six-hole whistle that we are familiar with today.
In 1843, an Englishman named Robert Clarke, made the first whistle made of tin thus the name "Tin whistle".
Whistles are referred to by various names, including Feadóg, Fipple Flute, Flageolet, Penny Whistle, Tin Flute, Tin Whistle, and Vertical Flute.