Irish Flute

Irish Flute An Irish flute is a cylindrical wind instrument that is traditionally made from wood. Concert flutes are generally made from silver or nickel, and as a result, they sound quite different than an Irish wooden flute that is used in traditional Irish music.

A traditional flute typically has eight holes. Six of which you cover with your fingers to change notes, the hole on the top is to blow into to create resonance, and the hole at the bottom is where the air and sound come out of.

Depending on how many of the finger holes you have covered the air will resonate differently inside the flute and produce a different note.

The flute can be quite hard to play at first as you have to blow into it at a specific angle and you can’t just blow into it any angle like you can with a tin-whistle or a recorder.