I have no idea about Irish whistle until I saw this irish whistle from musicians friend. It's really neat! I remember a similar instrument that a Korean friend gave to my kids few years ago. We still have it but they never really learn how to use it. This Irish Whistle also reminds me of the musical flute made of bamboo that a homeroom mom gave as a reward for the students. It's amazing how you can make music from tapping those holes in it.