The Big Whistle Festival is pleased to welcome one of the world’s leading makers of traditional instruments to Bury for two sessions of discussions and demonstrations. Rob Gandara, from Oregon U.S.A. is president, chief technical officer and the driving force behind Carbony Whistles. His musicianship and love of piping and traditional music, linked with skills in technology and qualifications in engineering has produced cutting edge Carbon Fibre whistles, pipes and flutes. Rob’s instruments have an enviable international reputation. 

Rob will be joined by Phil Brown for chats and demonstrations, uncovering the sensational development of these virtually indestructible and precise instruments.

Hear the stories of this innovative maker at the Big Whistle Festival; each session will be different and will cover Whistles, Pipes and Flutes.  5pm on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May at The Met. These are drop-in events are free for ticket-holders to any other Big Whistle Festival gig or workshop.

Dates & Times

Last session: Sun 12 May 2019 at 5:00 PM - This event has now passed
Stanley Bar

Entry is free for this drop-in event for any Big Whistle Festival ticket-holder.

Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019!

This workshop is part of The Met’s Big Whistle Festival.

The Big Whistle Festival is a weekend of gigs, lessons and sessions with one simple instrument in common: the humble tin whistle.

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