I'm Carey Parks. I make and play pennywhistles.
There are plenty of whistle makers around today, and frankly I'm not sure the world needs another one. But that's not why I'm offering whistles. I enjoy making things, and I enjoy music. And of course I enjoy playing pennywhistles. The best way to spread that joy is to share my whistles with other players. A number of people have suggested I should sell them, so I created Parks Whistles. In the following web pages you can find details of my whistles. They are grouped into series, which share a common design, and differ only in key. I'm sure I will be adding and dropping whistles and whistle series from time to time I hope you find a whistle that pleases you.
(click “Welcome” above for more: Mission, Guarantee, Contact info, interesting links)
PLEASE NOTE: This new web site is a work in progress because the hosting contract with my previous host expired before thegrid.io has added all the features I need to take orders directly. So in the meantime, my store is in Square and you can go there via the navigation links to “Store." This is fine for US customers, but Square cannot process international orders. If you are an international customer and wish to purchase something, send me an email and I will let you know how to get that done at the current time.
(click “News” title above for news archive)
I'm working on whistles made of different materials and of various designs. Each whistle series is made from the same materials to the same design, but the dimensions will of course vary with the key. Click “Whistle Families” title above to see the whistle series and keys currently available.
Just received your multi-whistle set. Holy crap, they are NICE! I don’t know why anyone would spend any more money on a fancy wooden or high-end metal whistle; the sound quality is fantastic. - Thom in New Jersey, Every C, D, Eb set
I've really been enjoying my Everywhistle! I take it in my bag with me everywhere. It has a great sound and feel, is ridiculously durable, and the take apart design just makes it so easy to carry. I've never carried any of my other whistles around as much as this one. - Dominic in Massachusetts, Walkabout C, D set
I received the set and have been unable to put the whistle down. Excellent. Nicely finished, easy to play with good tone through 2 octaves. Best deal going for the money. - Richard in Minnesota, Every C, D, Eb set
It arrived a few days ago, and I'm loving it. Excellent whistle, great sound, very portable. The best part, of course, is the tuning ring, or silencer, or whatever. I'm living in a Japanese apartment with pathetically thin walls, and I can play without my neighbours hating me. Thanks! - Ben in Japan, Walkabout Every whistle
Really enjoy my new whistle, as I'm just learning, your whistle is such a joy to play! After playing other whistles, yours takes the worry out of learning to blow too hard or soft. Thanks again. - Scott from Texas, Walkabout Every whistle
I can't begin to tell you how impressed I am with the tone and playability of these whistles. There might be a temptation to think of them as novelties, but these are serious, quality instruments. I have a few 'good' whistles in my stable and your's play as good or better. Both whistles handle the upper end of the 2nd octave nicely. My cats have stopped wincing when I hit a high C. I was really impressed with the tone of the C whistle - beautiful. It makes my -censored- sound like a fog horn by comparison. - Lindy from Illinois, Walkabout Every C,D whistle set
The whistle arrived within 5 days. I am quite enjoying it. It is easily matches my Water Weasel, and is perfect for my travels. My cat also appreciates the lower volume capability. Thanks for the lovely whistle. - Chris from Santa Maria, CA, Walkabout Every whistle
The more I play this whistle the more I love it! I can't say enough about how wonderful it is. I've played quite a few high end whistles and I would venture to say this one is pretty darn close to them. I'll be playing at a Scottish festival this weekend and I'm seriously considering using this whistle for a few sets. - Tiffany from Utah, Walkabout Every whsitle
The whistle we bought from you is extremely nice. It has such a nice sound compared to what we have at home. She told me it plays much easier as well. - Rick and Candice from Punta Gorda, FL, Every whistle
The just intonation tube is a dream to play! It has been hard to put it down, but I don't think my neighbor can hear it if I adjust it just right. I need sleep but I gotta whistle! - Phil from Sparta NC , Every whistle
Here's a well thought-out, well executed, straight-up-and-down good whistle! The cut-lines and presentation are exact and the overall finish and feel is pleasing. Tone is clear and pleasant. - Mitch from Australia , Every whistle