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Ethnic Wind - Nick Metcalf
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Author:  ethnicwind [ Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:17 am ]
Post subject:  Ethnic Wind - Nick Metcalf

Hello Praise Whistlers! I am happy to announce that my new store is up and running. Please check out my beautiful whistles and great prices!
If you'de like to hear what they sound like you can visit my myspace to hear some arrangments of hymns that I have done at: http://www.myspace.com/nickthepiedpiper
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Feel free to email me at: nick@ethnicwind.com

Cheers! and God Bless!!!

Author:  ethnicwind [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:53 pm ]
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Just wanted to update all the prasie whsitlers, Business has been good. I have seriously expanded my whistles and updated them. I now offer whistles made from acrylic, PVC, Copper, Aluminum, and Plastic. They have many different options and designs. stop by the web page for the pictures and all. Also I have just released a CD of "Hymns on the Irish Whistle" that shoud go well with the praise whistlers theme.

Author:  Adrian [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:26 pm ]
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Nick, is there anywhere we can hear a clip from your hymns on the Irish whistle CD?

Glad your business is going well.

Author:  Tommy [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:36 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
Nick, is there anywhere we can hear a clip from your hymns on the Irish whistle CD?

Glad your business is going well.




And a title list of the hymns.

Adrian, if you scroll to the top you will find a link to Nicks myspace with some clips. Hmmmmmm..... :-k Or click here http://www.myspace.com/nickthepiedpiper

Author:  ethnicwind [ Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:56 pm ]
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You can hear clips of each song, purchase the CD, or mp3's at:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nickmetcalf2

You can hear 3 songs at my myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/nickthepiedpiper


here's the list of hymns:
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing 4:06
Be Thou My Vision 4:13
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence 5:46
I Want Jesus to Walk With Me 4:07
On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand5:03
Flee As a Bird to the Mountain 7:20
For the Beauty of the Earth 4:02
Sing a New Song to The Lord3:34
Lead me to Calvary/ Come Christians Join and Sing 6:08
There is a Fountain 5:02
What Wondrous Love is This? 6:07
The Cross Medley 6:54


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Author:  ConnieS [ Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:43 am ]
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Nice CD cover, Nick.

Author:  ethnicwind [ Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:03 am ]
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:arrow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsTuHjAyjN8 <--- click here to see the video clip

I was up in Austin this last weekend November 8, 2009 for drill with the National Guard. When I was about to drive home I saw a sign by the freeway advertising a Celtic Festival, so I went to check it out. After walking through the vendors and hearing some kinda OK Irish music I was about to leave when I saw Joanie Madden on the stage. Her name wasn't on the program, so I was very surprised to see her there. She was playing with her relatively new band, New York's Pride. She is, in my opinion, one of, if not the, best Irish whistle player on the planet. She is a wonderful lady, and I was very honored to meet her, and even more honored that she was willing to try out my whistles. She said she was very surprised at how nice they were. She tried the copper low E, and said she liked a louder whistle with a wider windway. Then she tried the Ceol Pro middle G and said it was very nice, then she tried the acrylic and brass high D (which she plays in the video). If you can't tell, in the video she says they are "damn good." She told me to feel free to post her comments on my web page, and that she highly recommended my whistles. Sorry about the poor quality of the video and sound, it was a noisy festival, and all I had was my cell phone which cut her off at 30 seconds cause it's a piece of junk.

Author:  KittyR [ Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:54 pm ]
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Wow, how fun for you to just stumble upon all that! :D

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:21 pm ]
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That's very cool. :)

Author:  Hothir Ethelnor [ Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:22 am ]
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Nick, I have a question.

I just got one of your Ceol Pro low D whistles for my Birthday and I have been happy with it but the top three notes of the upper register are very difficult to reach clearly, the whistle often jumps to a weird pitch.

I am just wondering if this is common on low whistles and if continued breath control practice will firm those up or if it's a unique case.

Thanks

Author:  ethnicwind [ Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:09 pm ]
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Try holding down the lowest hole when you hit those hjigher notes. It should help a bit, but yeah, mostly breath control will help you play them easily. I make my whistle easier than most for the high notes, but it still does require a presice amount of air to make em play right.


hope that helps...

Author:  ethnicwind [ Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Black Friday Specials are up on Ebay.

I just posted a couple whistles for sale on Ebay. There's only 6 of each of them, so get em while you can. They are special limited edition models exclusively for Black Friday, and at discount prices!

I also made a nifty video of me playing each of the whistles.... you can see them on the ebay listings.

Here's the links to the ebay pages:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230554073519&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230554424676&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
and a couple low res pictures:
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Happy Thanksgiving! :salute:

Author:  KittyR [ Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:47 am ]
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Ooooo, pretty!

Author:  ethnicwind [ Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:04 pm ]
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Just to let everyone know, I have moved from Texas to Oregon, and now have the workshop all set up in beautiful North Bend on the southern oregon coast. Feel free to come and visit if you are ever in the area!

I am also now making whistles as my full time job, so I will have a lot more whistles available.

here's a link to my current inventory on eBay (including a really beautiful Bb made from Rosewood):
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=ethnicwind&_sacat=See-All-Categories

I also have a new CD out of more traditional and original Irish music (but still a bit modernized) it's available on Itunes, amazon.com and you can order the CD from my website (http://www.ethnicwind.com) of course. it's called Dreams of Ireland. Image
you can hear clips of all the tracks here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nickmetcalf3

Author:  markbell [ Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:11 am ]
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fwiw...

I play the aluminum Ceol Pro in E almost every week in the band. It's a great whistle!

Mark

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