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Bone flute - deer bone flute


*Made to order - ready in approx. 4-6 weeks*

These deer bone flutes are accurate working reproductions of medieval bone flutes, made here in the workshop by Helen Leaf of the Leaf Trading Post. She has studied the archaeological examples as research for her PhD.

The deer bone flute is second from the right of the photo, and has five front toneholes.

If you'd like to know more about bone flutes, we have an article  that was published in the Galpin Society Journal - this gives good general information about medieval bone flutes. You can find it as a free download on academia.edu - the link is https://www.academia.edu/1644807/English_Medieval_Bone_Flutes_A_Brief_IntroductionOr, if you'd like a copy get in touch and we'll send one to you (thanks to the Galpin Society for allowing this). 

Due to natural variations in the shape of the bones, each flute has a different and unique sound. We like our customers to try serveral flutes and choose the one that suits them best - if you're coming along to any of our shows and want to make sure we have them with us, let us know.

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