The Irish Clarke Sweetone flute is the evolution of the traditional tinwhistle. Model with scale in C.
The Sweetone is based on the traditional tinwhistle, the metal flute often used in Irish folk music developed by Robert Clarke in the mid-19th century.
The difference to this modern version is only in the materials used: the mouthpiece is made of plastic, but the body has the same conical shape developed for the original instruments.
The Irish flute Clarke Sweetone has a metal body and an ABS PC plastic mouthpiece. It has a crystal clear sound and with excellent presence, it is an excellent choice for both beginners and advanced musicians. Clarke Sweetone also comes with a fingering chart and a sheet of songs to start learning right away.
It is the perfect combination of modern technology and deep knowledge of tradition.
The modern Irish flute emerged in the middle of the 19th century with its mass production by Robert Clarke in Manchester. With a different fingering system than the continental European one, the Irish flute also has six holes, diatonic tuning and is available in several keys.
The tinwhistle was invented by Robert Clarke, an agricultural worker who decided to make a tin whistle to replace his traditional wooden one. The sound result was so good that Clarke decided to dedicate himself to its manufacture.
These instruments became so popular that Clarke went from traveling salesman to owning a factory in a shed in Manchester and becoming a successful businessman. The instruments were affordable and quickly became a staple of traditional Irish music.
The Clarke Sweetone is a modern flute with the sound that lovers of Celtic-inspired folk know so well, very affordable both in terms of learning and price, perfect for both children and adults.
Start learning Irish fashions now with Clarke Sweetone.
- Precision plastic mouthpiece
- Clear, crisp sound with good volume
- Excellent choice for beginners or advanced musicians
- Fingering chart and sheet with songs included