Welcome to the illustrated catalogue of the Irish flutes
I make. There are a lot of things to talk about, so I've set it
out as a guided tour, with different pages for different topics.
You can continue from topic to topic, or return at any time to the home
As we proceed, I'll be putting many options in front of
you - different models of flutes, different styles of heads, keys,
accessories and so on. I'd suggest you keep a piece of paper
beside you, and make a note of your preferred option in each area.
Then, when we get to the end, you can check that against the pricelist.
Before we start though, I'm aware many people have never seen an
Irish flute close up. We might also use different terminology, so
let me introduce you to the words I'll be using on the rest of our tour.
A Close Look at the Irish Flute
Here's one of my typical Irish flutes - my Rudall Perfected
model, in African Blackwood with Classical
Cylindrical Head, Mk III
New Improved Tuning Slide, 6 sterling silver keys and Long D foot. We'll
identify some points of interest along the way. Depending on your browser,
the writing may not quite line up. I'm sure I can trust you to use your