with tin whistles D is the most common. with a D whistle you can easily play in 3 keys, d, g and a.
C is another common whistle and plays c, f and g.
i also have whistles in high f and low b flat.
if you can get a set of generation whistles tweeked by gerry freeman ,they would or should be good. the tweeked whistles are more stable and in tune better. but i would suggest you buy a generation ( blue) tweeked whistle in the key of D to start with and see how you go.
i started with a basic feadog whistle and still play it from time to time.
hope this has helped. let me know how you get on. cheers martin
Hi Deb,well with help from my Dad we found my side goes to a Mike McKee conected too the IRA and the Easter fighting in Northern Ireland in 1916.The McKee's on my side are most defenatly Irish.