I was quite impressed by the quality of the presentation of the set. The book and the box are printed with old style pictures, letters and graphic elements that fits the classic style of the tin whistle, making this a good collectors item.
The book takes the learner from A to Z, covering such basics as fingering and score reading to the more advanced irish music ornamentation techniques.
As a person with great historical sensibility I was very happy to found in this book some small historical explanations and anecdotes, confirming this music instrument as collectors item.
The tin whistle look like it was made with the same techniques as the very first ones: plastic is absent, wood is present. In the back of the tin whistle you can see and feel the line where the two parts of the tin sheet came together... so it's not made from a already blank tube.
At first, the sound of the tin whistle disappointed me a little bit, because I was expecting a nowadays typical cleaner sound. The notes come out clear and in tune but it's sound a little bit breathy.... that is... you can listen the wind coming out. NOW I just love the sound and it seems that this breathy sound only adds to the overall tone of this instrument. I true belief that it's sounds like the very first one and the music seems more organic and natural. Good job Clarke.