Irish Flute Music

The Irish flutes and flute music has long history. The Irish flutes are simple flutes that are often used to play traditional irish flute music. The flutes of Ireland also include the modified and irishized flutes by the early exponent of flute music in Hibernia. The modern Irish flutes have mainly two styles; the PRATTEN and the RUDALL & ROSE.

The Pratten flutes have wider bore dimensions and provide louder sounds, while the Rudall & Rose flutes have darker, pure tone and are slightly thinner than the Pratten style flutes. Some irish flutes have extra two holes on the end that are meant to stabilize the tone and are not meant to be played. Terry McGee is the famous Irish Flute maker.

The irish flute music is very important part of the Celtic music and traditional irish music. Some of the early flute music creators include Jack Dolan, Packie Duignan, Patsy Hanley, Josie McDermott, and Eddie Maloney. The traditional irish flute music is very popular in the Celtic nations, and the Irish & Scottish communities living abroad, particularly in the United States.

The irish flute music also forms very significant part of the modern Irish music. There are a number of flute players creating melodious flute music for the lovers of Irish music. The remarkable creators of the flute music include Harry Bradley, Vincent Broderick, Eddie Cahill, John Carlos, Paddy Carty, Billy Clifford, Jack Coen, Kevin Crawford, Paddy Cronin, Tom Doorley, Seamus Egan, James Galway, Frankie Gavin, Carmel Gunning, Hammy Hamilton, Skip Healy, Kevin Henry, Michael Hynes, Peter Horan, Frankie Kennedy, Emer Maycok, June McCormack, Catherine McEvoy, John McKenna, Matt Molloy, Tom Morrison, James Murray, Laurence Nugent, Francis O'Neill, Peadar O'Loughlin, Marcas Ó Murchú, Mike Rafferty, Micho Russell, John Skelton, Séamus Tansey, Michael Tubridy, and Jean-Michel Veillon.

The irish flute music is one of the most coveted Celtic instrumental music types. There is tons of flute music available online. There are numerous online music stores selling an extensive range of irish flute music online, but the music should always be purchased from reliable and licensed sites.