Our top quality simple system wooden flutes are
available for traditional music players at modern concert pitch (a=440Hz)
and also for flute bands playing at High British Band Pitch (a=452Hz).
The flutes are made by Tony Millyard and where keys
are required, they are fitted by Sophie Matthews
Festivals in 2015
See us in France at the "Le Son Continu"at The Château d’Ars
(formerly the St Chartier Festival) in mid July.
Check out some great new videos of Matt
Dean playing our traditional flutes
Traditional Simple System
offer models in the keys of D, G, Bb and F (the 6 finger note) based upon
the well known Pratten and Rudall Rose historic flutes. Players have the
option with the Pratten model of a powerful session instrument, or the
sweeter toned and more responsive Rudall Rose.
Instruments are available in keyless form or with 2, 4, 6 or 8 keys as
We also make a flute in F +20 cents at the traditional pitch of Northumbrian
Pipes for those who wish to play with these pipes.
See the Traditional Flutes Page for details
on styles and temperament options and also for flutes currently available
These flutes are available in the keys of Bb, F and a Piccolo in Eb. They
are based on the well known Hawkes and Son’s Crown AZ Models although
the acoustics have been modified to improve some inherent tuning problems
between the lower and middle registers of these historic flutes. See the
Band Flutes Page for more details.
Please contact us if you would like to try the flutes and
we will arrange for a demonstration flute to be sent to you.
Our thanks to Laurie Johnson for his encouragement and
support in testing the flutes as we developed the instruments and for
getting us into this in the first place.
Thanks also to Stuart Boyd for his input on the band flutes development
and for using them on YouTube to demonstrate tunes for learners.