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Tricolor Flutes
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For nearly fifty years, Olwell flutes have been carefully made one at a time using precision hand tools and old-school craftsmanship. Today, Patrick and Aaron Olwell continue to research and refine designs that have earned them accolades from flute players around the world, including the likes of Matt Molloy, June McCormack, Seamus Egan, Brian Finnegan, and Ian Anderson. Based on 19th-century French and English flutes, our designs are conical-bore, simple system wooden flutes similar to those played in orchestras prior to the invention of the modern Boehm-style flute, and still popular in Irish traditional music today. This site is a place for us to wax philosophical about our favorite flutes and make information available to our community in hopes that it will be useful to players and enthusiasts. Check out our About page to meet the Master flute makers and Apprentices, have a look at our blog posts to learn more about flute history and design, and drop us a line through the contact page if you have questions or you'd like to order a flute. We hope you enjoy!

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