The fine instruments made by Nick Metcalf are all individually hand crafted, and hand tuned to concert pitch A440. Many of the whistles are custom, unique, one of a kind instruments unlike any other. Nick's Irish whistles are exquisitely crafted, precision engineered works of playable art with great attention to detail, and designed not only to look great, but to play beautifully. Nick designs instruments for the professional musician, although they are also enjoyed by casual players as well. A fine quality, hand crafted instrument made by an artist and a musician who plays the instruments he makes professionally, is an experience unlike any other! Our goal is to provide you with a fantastic quality instrument that will bring you great joy.
Nick's Instruments are played by many professional musicians around the world. Some of these include
Seamus Egan, Matteo Sisti, David Arkenstone, Zac Leger, Nigel Cameron, Tara Howley, Jessie Ofgang, Ian Fontova, and many many more.
Here is a video of Seamus Egan trying out his Skellig Low D:
IrishWhistle.com makers of quality handcrafted instruments, that are precision engineered and designed by Nick Metcalf who has been making Irish Whistles since 1998. Nick has made over 15,000 instruments and sold them all around the world. We do our best to make sure each instrument plays very well, and is tuned as accurately as possible. we have a 30 day return policy on all of our instruments, and we will provide repair and support for life. All of our instruments are pre-made, and sold through a 3rd party. We do not take many custom orders, however if there is a specific key or design feature you are looking for you are welcome to request it using the contact page.
We make Irish whistles in most of the popular keys. Our most popular model is the Low D Irish Whistle. The second most popular is the high D. D is the most commonly used key for Irish whistles for sessions and you will find most traditional Irish music is playable on a D whistle (either high D or low D). Many other keys are quite popular as well. The Bb is also quite popular especially among bagpipe players. The mid range whistles like the low F, low G, and low A Irish whistles are some of the most fun to play as they don't require the stretch that the low D and low C models do, and they have a very sweet lower tone than high whistles. Nick plays a lot at churches and with worship music and finds having a wide variety of keys helps in being able to play along with just about any song.
Besides for being an instrument maker and a musician, Nick Metcalf is an artist and craftsman, Many of his videos of making art and music have gone viral on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. @nick.metcalf
His art is for sale on his Etsy store page: