Traditional Flute

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Traditional Flute

TRADITIONAL IRISH FLUTE.The traditional Irish flute is usually made from African Blackwood or Cocus Wood, The tapered bore and wooden construction give a hollow, airy tone which is much softer than the classical orchestral flutes. Traditional Flutes are made in the key of D, are made keyless with silver rings or constructed with up to 10 silver keys making the instrument fully chromatic. Because the flute has the same fingering as tin whistle the instrument it is often seen a logical progression for beginners who start on the Tin whistle. However developing the students embouchure to produce a sound on the flute is not as simple as the whistle and can take time, therefore it is recommended that students attend tin whistle classes before considering playing the flute. Bray Comhaltas has three flute tutors.

For more information on Tradiitional flute please visit www.martindoyleflutes.com Tel 065 708 1455 email martin@martindoyleflutes.com