All Healy Flute Company instruments are designed, hand-crafted, tested and approved by Skip Healy. The wooden flutes are ideal for playing traditional Irish music, early classical music and numerous other folk traditions. The fife series was built for the playing of New England style fife and drum music but can also be used in other musical traditions as well.
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All Healy flutes can have keyes added at any time in a variety of standard or customized configurations. All keywork is hand-made in sterling silver, then finished and mounted to your flute. Gold keywork available upon request.
Keyless Flutes These two and three-piece flutes come in African Blackwood (other wood types available) with a sterling silver tuning slide and footjoint tenon (3-peice flutes only). The headjoint is unlined and features the classic Healy embouchure cutaway design. The large bore and tone hole placements give the player both a powerful sound and accurate intonation.
Fifes & Piccolos
Healy fifes & piccolos are a radical departure from the accepted style of fife design. Healy fifes & piccolos feature a parabolic bore in head joint which (at the body) opens up to a cylindrical bore to the foot. This design allows the compression to be created in the head joint with the airflow then traveling smoothly down a cylindrical body. This design creates a full sound through the complete playing range of the instrument which gives the fifes a very powerful sound from the lowest to the highest notes. This added volume also helps when several fifes are used to play arranged harmonies allowing all the voices to heard equally.
In conjunction with the world famous resort community of Arosa, Switzerland and their "MUSIK-KURSWOCHEN" (music course week), I will be teaching a week long series of classes on Irish flute and tin whistle music. The program will take place JULY 31 - AUGUST 4, 2017. I will be posting information and videos about the event very soon!!! Imagine, learning about traditional Irish music high in the Swiss Alps, staying in a beautiful hotel called "Hotel Hohe Promenade" a 3 star hotel with AMAZING food and service...