A Whistling Adventure across Portugal and Spain

Greg Dorr purchased a Low A and a Low F whistle this fall with the intentions of playing them while he hiked through Portugal and Spain.

He has returned from his adventure and was kind enough to send photos and a description of his route for us to enjoy.

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Left from Boston for Portugal on Nov. 6th. Spent a few days in Lisbon which has a active street music scene along the Rua Augusta. All types of music with a strong leaning towards jazz standards for which the Low F was most versatile.

Then I hiked from Porto to Santiago de Compestala (on the Portuguese Camino) and found the Low A played the easiest while walking – a good length and fit my hands comfortably.

The low range is less startling to the people who overhear your playing as you wander along. While walking I largely played celtic tunes.

13 days to Santiago and then I turned West and walked to Finisterra (another 5 days often in the rain which made the rainbows that much more welcome).

Again, I greatly enjoyed your instruments.