are handcrafted in the Highlands of Scotland from beautifully
finished brushed aluminium. These high quality musical instruments,
(variously known as a penny whistle, tin whistle or vertical
fipple flute), feature a multi-coloured synthetic fipple plug
made from water resistant albanite. Another Alba inovation,
a novel mouthpiece with a curved windway, helps to reduce moisture
problems. In addition, the decorative rings engraved around
the shaft and the intricate Alba logo emphasise the craftsmanship
involved and make the whistles very attractive to look at.
The whistles are made in tuneable and non-tuneable
versions and are available in a range of keys from a soprano
G down to the A low whistle with its haunting and ethereal
tone. While each Alba whistle is a unique hand made instrument,
all have the distinctive, seductive Alba sound, "…like
Marilyn Monroe singing 'Happy Birthday' to John F Kennedy"
(Dale Wisely, Chiff and Fipple web-magazine)