Yankee Magazine featues Healy Flute Company as one of New England's finest instrument makers.
Votes were tallied and the result is in: Healy Flute company's flutes are among the finest in all of New England:
Toot Your Own Horn
When Skip Healy was a child, he often visited the grounds of Rhode Island's Varnum House Museum (with its extensive military and naval history collection) to sit on a stone bench and play his fife. Today, he's the curator and runs a fife- and flute-making shop in the carriage house. "Fifes and pipes are the people's instruments," he says. From his years of playing around the world, he has refined his design, taking in the needs of his fellow musicians, particularly traditional Irish musicians and New England and European fife-and-drum corps. His instruments are made of fine materials such as African blackwood. Fifes are priced from $300, piccolos from $400, flutes from $1,000. Available from the Healy Flute & Fife Company, East Greenwich, Rhode Island. 401-885-2502;
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...