"the 0526 flute is made from 100 year old oak washed up on cranfield beach northern ireland, apart from the many wrecks on the point there was also an american airfield mostly gone now but still some pics on the web. B24s i think plus 25000 pre…"
"oh yeh , the one i made last year sings . . .so sweet but this lot is still so full of salt and pitch they may need another year .....its also nice to get some feed back from other mambers. cheers. will be performing myself next…"
" That old wood has a extra tone in it the flute I think will have a spacial sound , banjos with old growth wood have a nicer sound I know.
I am playing at church this week end next week a friend is having a old time Cherokee…"
"thanks for the comment , sweet sound and colour , will be making a flute tommorow so will have to get into my shed and have a look. found some old ships oak last summer (about 100 years old ) in the sand, still not dry yet but should turn out…"
hi,i became interested in the native flute about three years ago as part of a puppet theatre show The Call Of The Loon Bird . As the call of the flute became stronger i started to make my own flutes in the Fallen Branch style. As a scot living in and being near to wild nature, the native flute has become a part of me as much as our shared culture. long live the sound of the flute in the wild mountains and woods.
NAF Experience Level
Amateur, Performer, Maker, Fan of the Music
What's in your collection? (Favorite makers and flutes)
Some Blue Bear flutes ,two Wild Artisans Leo flutes. some Danny Eagle , ceder flutes . and some not worth the trouble to list (wish some makers took more time on their craft ) About 12 and 20 of my own. pics if possible later.
LOL!!!!!!!! me too have to move quick when I open my shed now in case I get attacked by moving blanks!!!
cant wait for the better weather so I can do some re arranging in the shed I need to get my bench in so I can set up all my machines its a pain having to move one get another out then all change again,
lets hope we get some sun soon, burning sage and sweetgrass tonight feel the need
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have the same! a nice shed with lathe and almost everything I need within, BUT I still have commandeered the kitchen table and a radiator in the hallway for finish drying wood LOL!!!!!!!!!!
the picture on my page is of an elderberry flute the small one and the one with spalting is hazel,
its a bit too cold just now to be working in the shed and I have a purple heart G# 1" bore to get finished, just had a heart bypass op last jan so cant stand the cold for long nowadays.
Hi! Stephen, what a surprise I live down Loch Aweside at Ford!
I make most using router but have made a couple of fallen branch flutes LOL!!! my walk in the woods suddenly took on ulterior motives I have about as much branches as I can accommodate for now have some nice elderberry which I think is much like boxwood when dry,
and yes I have found a beautiful spot for playing the flute in Kilmoray woods by the loch just enough echo there we have done some recording up there, whenever I go out in the woods I always take a flute along! Kilmaha view point overlooking Loch Awe is brilliant high up looking over the Loch,
I also play S/small pipes and Uilleann pipes and make em!