About this Piece
Available in 925 Solid Sterling Silver and Rhodium Plated finishes.
Length 35mm, Diameter 5mm, Weight 3.1g.
Also known as the Irish Whistle, Penny Whistle, Feadóg Stáin, it is an end-blown fipple flute, like a recorder, strongly associated with Irish music.
Whistlers such as Mary Bergin, Paddy Moloney, Sean Potts, Micho Russell, Joanie Madden and Sean Ryan have played an important role in establishing the tin whistle as an important mainstream Irish traditional music instrument.
About the Maker
Annie Quinn has been working as a jeweler for the past twenty years, having first studied jewelry design at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, and later apprenticing to Bent Exner in Denmark where she specialized in architectonic jewelry design and gilding.
Annie's jewelry takes inspiration from Irish culture, landscapes and architecture. From the céili music of her family's tavern in the Gaeltacht Lár in County Donegal, to the rugged coastlines populated with traditional cottages and battered by the wild Atlantic winds, each piece of jewelry embodies key aspects of native Irish landscapes and culture.
All silver pieces are hallmarked by the Dublin Assay Office.