Tin Whistle Irish Pub

609 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


In 1843, in Coney Weston, a tiny village in England, a farm laborer made a small miracle. This was Robert Clarke, uneducated, hard-working, deeply religious and devoted to his family. He was also very musical. So much so, that when he heard of a new material called “Tinplate,” he obtained some with which to make his own musical instrument.The instrument’s unique “chiff” caused the Tinwhistle to rapidly become one of Ireland’s favorite folk instruments. 165 year later, it remains the favorite instrument of so many musicians throughout the world. This history inspired the name Tin Whistle Irish Pub. We want it to be your favorite for the next 165 years!