Weston Whistles started life as a hobby over 20 years ago: having spent a career in product design, the challenge of creating something like a whistle was too strong to ignore! I started using simple materials like copper and quickly moved into my other love, Wood.
Wooden instruments are hand-made from native of woods such as Hawthorn, Holly, Beech, Yew and Cherry, but largely dependant on what I can get free!. Living in the country gives me a huge range of windfall to choose from. Each is as unique as the wood it is crafted from and they have a simple, classic design. I also use exotic wood such as Blackwood, Ebony Box, Purpleheart, Cocobolo, Olive and the like. If I can get hold of it, I will also use wood that has a bit of history, old beams, furniture and so on, this gives old wood a new purpose and gives the whistles a bit more character
My aluminium instruments are also hand made and offer the player greater volume and resilience. At present these are Standard whistles only. Tuning slides will hopefully be offered shortly
Every whistle is made to order and being so, players preference for hole placement and size can, within reason, be accommodated. A whistle with small holes gives a light and responsive tone, those with larger holes, a richer and more rounded tone. Options like wood, brass or aluminium trims and fipples are available as well as brass tuning slides
Wooden presentation boxes are available and can be inlaid with a genuine Irish Penny, a unique feature as these are no longer in circulation. Grab a piece of Irish history!
Looked after properly, your Weston Whistle will reward you with years of playing pleasure.
For more detailed descriptions of my instruments, please feel free to contact me. Details below: