Fiddle is another name for the bowed string musical instrument more often called a violin. It is also a colloquial term for the instrument used by players in all genres. Fiddle playing, or fiddling refers to various styles of music.
The Irish Fiddle is one of the most commonly played instruments in Irish music. The fiddle is comparatively cheap, widely available and easy to maintain.
The tin whistle is also called the Irish Whistle, Penny Whistle, Feadóg Stáin, and English flageolet. The modern tin whistle belongs to the species of musical instruments called flageolets.
The whistle is one of the most popular Irish instruments, as it is small, cheap and durable. It is often used for beginners as an introduction to the world of Irish traditional music.
Although it is a small, simple instrument, it can be and is played to a virtuoso level.