This nickel-made flute sounds slightly brighter than its brass variant. The Tin Whistle is mainly familiar from Irish and Scottish folk music, but folk rock and film music are no strangers to this flute either. The Tin Whistle is also called a flageolet or pennywhistle and was first marketed in the 19th century.
The tin whistle, which is also called pennywhistle, was often made of tin in the beginning of the last century. This allowed you to buy this flute for about a penny. This is also where the expression comes from a piece of cake.