The whistle is a well-known and frequently used instrument in traditional Irish and Scottish music. It is small and has six holes and a mouthpiece. To play it, you have to blow air in and cover different holes with your fingers to play different notes. The oldest surviving whistle dates back to the 12th century. Today, instead of being made from tin and wood like the original, most whistles are made from brass and plastic. Most of the traditional musicians of Ireland and Scotland contain this beautiful instrument. It has become a huge part of their culture since its creation in the mid-19th century. Whistle is extremely affordable compared to other instruments, which is an attractive quality for anyone on a tight budget.
The sopilka is a brass folk musical instrument of varied construction made of wood or bark. Usually the sopilka has a cylindrical shape and 6 to 10 finger holes. The earliest known example found in Ukraine is a flute made of mammoth bone from the Paleolithic era. A similar instrument has been known since the princely times of Kievan Rus, it is depicted on an 11th century fresco in the St. Sophia Cathedral. Earlier the sopilka was much loved by shepherds. Today it is used in folk instrumental ensembles.
The ocarina (Italian:"little goose") – it is an egg-shaped vessel made of clay, metal, or plastic that sounds like a flute. It usually has eight finger holes and two thumbholes and may have a tuning plunger. There are many different styles of ocarinas, varying in shape and number of holes. The unique sound of such vessel flutes has been appreciated since prehistoric times. The name ocarina was first given to a musical instrument by Italian teenager, Guiseppe Donati, when he invented a submarine-shaped clay flute in 1853. Nowadays, the English Ocarina is just as popular as the Italian original. It was created by John Taylor in 1963. The English ocarina is easy to use and has only four holes, but it has delightful musical possibilities.
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