I am a tin whistle player and was interested in learning to play transverse Irish flute; but the price of the cheapest wooden models was pretty high for instruments that did not even get good reviews.
But this much cheaper Dixon model plays very well. It's takes a LOT more air than even my low D whistle, and the finger holes are a bit hard to reach. But I think that's the nature of these type of flutes in general.
Also, the material is very light, but it's strong and has a much better feel than, for instance, a plastic recorder.