Whistle - Irish flute with six holes on the front side, widely used in folk music of Ireland, Scotland, England and some other countries. Now this istrument known among musicians as the tinwhistle, whistle, or tinflute.
For the first time these pipes have been known in China about 5,000 years ago. In Europe, their design came about in the 11th century. The oldest surviving copies - bone whistle of the 12th century, recently discovered during excavations of the high street in the old quarter Norman Dublin.
Players feadan also mentioned in the story of King of Ireland, found in the judicial laws, dating from the third century AD. In the poem of the 12th century referred flute cuisle. Both names tool - feadan (also called feadog) and cuisle (cuiseach), refer to the "pipe, tube, artery, vein," which were made of curved stems of plants such as reed and other herbs (optional value feadan - «hollow stick").