Michael Feely wrote, in purist mode:
>In terms of the original thread as to what instruments are played in Irish
>music then I`d suggest that the fiddle pipes and flute are the three
>instruments most suited... The concertina and button box are generally
>excepted [sic] as are tenor banjos (just about). Then we get into the
dodgy >area of piano accordians and mouth organs...
Dodgy indeed, if you haven't gotten around to mentioning whistles yet!
I'll have you know, sir, that your flute is nothing but a monstrously
overgrown whistle on steroids, lacking even the grace of a proper
mouthpiece. Your case shall be dealt with summarily at our next monthly
--Rick Gagne, POOT vice president for internet outrage
Pennywhistle Offensive Outreach Tacticians
Bath, New Hampshire, USA