The tin whistle, also known as the penny whistle, English flageolet, Scottish penny whistle, tin flageolet, Irish whistle, Belfast Hornpipe, feadóg stáin (or simply feadóg). The Clarke London Flageolet is a simple, six-holed woodwind instrument. It is a type of fipple flute, putting it in the same class as the recorder, Native American flute, and other woodwind instruments that meet such criteria. A tin whistle player is called a tin whistler or simply a whistler. The tin whistle is closely associated with Celtic music.
The Chieftains, Solas, The Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, and most other Irish traditional and Irish traditional-inspired bands use the tin whistle regularly (or at least occasionally) in their music. Often, the bagpipers and flute players in these types of bands play a tin whistle occasionally, rather than using this instrument exclusively.