Irish Flutes, Alto Flutes and Piccolos
These are traditional six-hole Irish instruments
Flute Information Page
Music books etc for all Irish Instruments
Tony Dixon One-piece
Nontunable Polymer D Flute
TDF1. One-piece black polymer D Irish flute with tapered-bore body. Has embouchure plate, although this does not show well in the photo. 23 1/2 inches long. $45.
Tony Dixon Polymer Tunable D Flute
Two-piece black polymer Irish flute
in key of D. Lightweight, tunable by moving the pieces
at the join, with embouchure plate (this is a piece that fits over the
blowhole). Some flute players like to turn the flute
head so that the
blowhole is not in line with the finger holes, because they find it easier to
reach the holes that way. 23 inches long. $63
TDF2B. Same D flute, but with new tapered bore. $77
Tony Dixon Polymer D Combo Tunable Flute and Whistle
TDF3. Tapered-bore flute/whistle combo. (Not shown) This is a combination set of polymer flute and whistle. You get three pieces: a main body piece with six holes (as in TDF1 above), a flute head (as above) and a whistle head as well. The flute and whistle heads are interchangeable, which means that you get both a flute and a tenor whistle in this set. Key of D. $120
For whistle only, see our page of low whistles.
Separate Pieces for Polymer Flute and Whistle
Separate pieces: Individual pieces of the above Tony Dixon instruments can be bought separately (e.g., if you bought a flute and want to add the whistle head). Over the years, Dixon has made some minor design changes, and it is possible that the current pieces may not fit or be in tune with older ones. We check with you on this if you order additional pieces for the instrument you have.
TDFH. Flute head. $41
TDWH. Whistle head. $53
TDBD. Tapered-bore low D body. $54
Tony Dixon Aluminum D Flute and Flute/Whistle Combo
TDF5A. Flute with aluminum D body and black polymer head. Tunable. 23" long. $125
TDF5B. Flute/whistle combo. This consists of three pieces, the aluminum D body, a polymer flute head and a polymer whistle head. $155
For whistle only, see our page of low whistles.
Tony Dixon Polymer Alto G Flute
(See above) Tunable (two-piece) alto
flute in key of G. Black polymer. 17" long. $44
Tony Dixon Aluminum Tunable Alto G Flute
TDF11. Aluminum tunable alto flute in key of G, with polymer head. Outer diameter of body is 3/4". $85
Tony Dixon Polymer Tunable Alto F Flute
TDF12. Tunable alto F flute, black polymer. 19" long, 15/16" body. $45
The Tony Dixon Polymer High D Piccolo and Piccolo/Whistle Combo
TDF20A. Two-piece black polymer piccolo in D. Embouchure plate. $27.
TDF20B. Three-piece piccolo/whistle duo. You get both polymer piccolo and whistle heads plus high D body. Whistle is 11 1/2" long, piccolo slightly longer. The piccolo head has an embouchure plate. $43 set
Individual Polymer Pieces for High D & C Combos
Separate pieces are available for the above high D & C instruments to make up any combo you want: separate high C body, and separate piccolo or whistle heads. These are on the Tony Dixon Soprano Whistles page under the heading, "Tony Dixon Individual Pieces for D & C Polymer Combos."
Sale! Tony Dixon Polymer High C Piccolos
TDF20C. Piccolo in C: We have two polymer C piccolos that we found in a drawer; they are an older style (current piccolo heads don't fit these). We are selling them at $25.
Tony Dixon D & C Aluminum Piccolo and Piccolo/Whistle Duo
High D aluminum piccolo with black polymer head. 12 1/2" long. $60
TDF21B. High C aluminum piccolo with black polymer head. Just under 14" long. $64
TDF21C. High D aluminum whistle/piccolo duo. This three-piece set has an aluminum body, and black polymer piccolo and whistle heads. $75
TDF21D. High C aluminum whistle/piccolo duo. This three-piece set has an aluminum body, and polymer piccolo and whistle heads. $78
Sale! Tony Dixon D Solid Brass Piccolo
TDF22. High D solid brass piccolo with black polymer head. These are his previous design, with a brass slide attached to the polymer piccolo head. 12 1/2" long. Was $81, selling off at $60.
Solid Polymer Irish Flute and Flute/Whistle Combo
by Tony Dixon
TDF30: The Tony Dixon solid black polymer flute. This is a fine, three-piece flute that is carved from solid blocks of black polymer. It is heavy in weight, with a conical bore, and bears no resemblance to the inexpensive polymer ones above. Cork joints. This flute has a nice, heavy feel to it; professional musicians have found this flute to be especially useful for performing under difficult weather conditions. About 23 1/2" long. Comes in a black cloth case as shown below. $199.
TDF30A. Four-piece combo: flute head, whistle head, and two-piece body. This is the same flute as the TD10 above, plus a whistle head. You get both a good flute and low whistle out of this. $250.
TDF. Flute head only. For those who bought the solid polymer whistle but would now like the whistle head. $57
TDW. Whistle head only. For those who bought the solid polymer flute but would now like the whistle head. $57
The four-piece set comes in a cloth case like the one at left, and has four sections.
The three-piece set comes in a cloth case like the one at left; it has three sections.
From a customer who bought the above Tony Dixon solid polymer flute: "It surpassed my expectations. I have one of about every one of Tony's flutes, and this is the best. All of his stuff is good..."
From a band director: ...what a delightful little instrument. Nice tone, good intonation. I'm impressed with the quality...
Roosebeck (Mid-East) Ebony Irish D Flute
MIF2. Ebony wood four-piece Irish flute, key of D, silver-colored rings. The upper two sections have brass slides for additional tuning. Matte finish, cork fittings. Length is 26" when at shortest adjustment. Comes in a 16" natural rosewood box lined with plush (box lining may be a different color than that shown), that fits into the black padded bag with a shoulder strap and long side pocket (shown below). Our price is $238. Free shipping in the lower 48 states.
Books for Irish Flute
Timber: The Flute Tutor by Fintan Vallely. A self-teaching
book for beginners and learners on the wooden, simple-system six-hole flutes,
such as the Irish flute above; which have the same fingering as tin whistles.
Includes basic instruction for total beginners, tips on Irish-style
ornamentation of tunes, how to get chromatic notes, tunes to play, care of the
instrument, and history. An interesting book to read! $17
The Turoe Stone. A collection of traditional tunes composed by the renowned Galway flute player, Vincent Broderick. Includes 68 tunes, photos, and notes on Broderick. $17
Special: Buy both the Timber and Turoe Stone books for $32.
Irish Flute Case
This case also fits Irish whistles.
FC3. This padded case will hold both a D flute and a piccolo or whistle head. We show it folded over (the piccolo or whistle head goes in the short section); a piece of velcro holds this folded part in place. When opened up completely, the whole thing is 38" long overall. $15
For other cases that fit D flutes, see our page of practice chanter cases.
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