Maker - Michael Copeland
Material - Brass or Silver
Dimensions: Length - 22 1/2"
Distance between 1st and 3rd bottom holes - 2 3/4ths"
Diameter of 2nd hole from bottom - 7/16ths"
Bore (at bottom) - 5/8ths"
Weight - 8.5 oz (brass)
Price at time of review - Varies by supply and demand
is no doubt that whenever there is a discussion of top Low whistle
makers, the name Copeland will come up. Copeland in my mind is one of
the only make of low whistles that really stands out as being very
different from the original basic Overton design that most other low
whistle brands are based on, having it's own distinct sound, look and
feel. Seamus Egan of the well known Irish band Solas shed a spotlight
on Copelands by using one of Michaels original proto type low D models
in concert almost exclusively. Unfortunately, Michael Copeland is no
longer mass producing whistles, having closed his company "Copeland
Woodwinds" indefinitely. It is rumored that he still makes a whistle
here and there, and still does some repair work, but he was not
accepting custom orders for new whistles at the time of this writing.
This has caused Copeland whistles to become scarce and in high demand,
and they have been known to fetch quite the high price on ebay.