“The smoothest sounding flute I have personally ever used.”

— John Brennan

[OFFER INSIDE!] The Cygnet Irish Rosewood Flute

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Key Features

  • Designed For Traditional Irish Music
  • Best Value Beginner Flute
  • Easy To Play
  • Powerful Low D
  • Good Volume
  • Mellow, Woody Tones
  • Superb Intonation
  • Beautiful Traditional Finish
  • Perfect For ‘Trying Out’ The Wooden Flute Style
  • Approximately 26 Inches in Length
  • 8 Inches Between First and Last Hole

“The smoothest sounding flute I have personally ever used.”

— John Brennan

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Product Description


The McNeela Cygnet Irish Rosewood Flute

The best-selling wooden flute in our Irish flute store, the Cygnet Irish Rosewood Flute, has been designed especially for traditional Irish music and for beginners and students of Irish and Celtic flute music. Irish flute teachers rate it as their preferred flute for students.

Is the Cygnet Rosewood Irish Flute right for you?

  • Designed for traditional Irish music
  • Best value beginner flute
  • Easy to play
  • Powerful Low D
  • Good volume
  • Mellow, woody tones
  • Superb intonation
  • Beautiful traditional finish
  • Perfect for ‘trying out’ the wooden flute style
  • Length (Top to Bottom): approximately 26"
  • Distance from first tone hole to last: 8"

Listen to Robert Harvey play 'Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire' on the Cygnet flute below:

Features of the Cygnet Irish Rosewood Flute:

  • Key of D
  • Simple System Keyless Flute
  • Traditional Conical Bore
  • 8 Tone Holes
  • Small Embouchure - perfect for beginners
  • Tuning Slide
  • Crafted from Sustainable Indian Rosewood
  • Free Premium Foam-Lined Hard Flute Case (For Limited Time Only)

Reviews of the Cygnet Irish Rosewood Flute


The Session (thesession.org)

'I started my wooden flute experience on a Cygnet flute and I think it is a good instrument for beginners. The shape and the size of the embouchure hole made it easy for me to produce a decent tone soon (I also play the Boehm flute) and the intonation was good.'

- Gudrun K, classically trained musician.

What music teachers are saying:

  • There's a significant increase in speed of learning in comparison to other beginner flute models.

  • Our students have more control, can build up their skill-set and awareness, and can quickly learn basic and intermediate Irish flute playing techniques.

  • Students possess a more positive attitude during the learning process and we find they have a more enjoyable time throughout.

The Cygnet for Self-Taught Learners

  • If a beginner of the Irish flute can’t access flute lessons and wants to self-teach, they can rest assured that they are using Irish flute teachers' flute of choice.
  • We recommend The Irish Flute by the master Fintan Vallely as a perfect text tutorial accompaniment to the Cygnet flute.
  • An Fheadóg Mhór by traditional Irish flute player Conal Ó Gráda is another excellent Irish and wooden flute tutorial.
  • This Cygnet flute empowers the player to take control and play with poise and confidence, this is because the Cygnet provides an ease of play, perfect for anyone starting out


Learn How to Choose the Best Irish Flute for Traditional Irish Music

Quality Counts

mcneela-cygnet-rosewood-flute.jpg'A beginner flute should be a good and capable instrument in its own right. Anything less and the beginner will give up.'
- TheSession.org

It's a fact that students using a low quality instrument will be more likely to stop practicing and even worse, quit altogether. That's why we only provide customers with the highest standard of instruments, as we know lesser quality instruments would be doing our customers a disservice and may hinder them from achieving their goals.

'The tone is wonderful from bottom to top and it takes so little air that I am able to reach the second octave with very little effort."
- Jim R.

Why We Use Rosewood:

We only use the the best quality tonal wood in all our instruments. Rosewood is a hardwood and is quite dense and heavy. The more dense the wood the better the resonance.

Rosewood is hard enough to allow for a strong earthy resonance and be cost effective at the same - exactly what we want.

CITES exemption applies to all musical instruments crafted from Rosewood. For more information visit: CITES.org [updated 6th Nov 2019]

How We Make Our Flutes:

We use a tried and tested sealing technique which ensures that the flute doesn't leak precious air and enables you to produce that all important strong low D.

The Cygnet Rosewood flute has been crafted with a slightly smaller aperture which allows easy, unstressed air control and helps students learn the proper breathing patterns, and also provides more control over both the smoothness and crispness of the sound.

Flute Tuning:

Our careful and precise tuning process during the manufacturing stage means you can play each note in tune with confidence and ease leaving you to focus on your performance. Our tuning slide ensures you’ll always be able to adjust the pitch to adapt to any playing situation from a session environment to outdoor recitals and everything in between.

Caring for Your Wooden Flute:

Oil your wooden flute with bore oil occasionally to protect it from extreme dryness. Be careful not to over oil it.

Read all about the history of the traditional Irish wooden flute in Ireland, find maintenance tips for your wooden flute & more.

Easy to play

The Cygnet was specifically designed for students who want to advance quickly and helps students learn the proper breathing patterns required for producing music on a wooden flute.

Visual beauty to rival its auditory pleasure

The Cygnet is finished to the highest standard. It has a beautiful naturally treated rosewood finish and to protect its good looks it comes with a free premium foam lined hard case.

Limited Time Only
Every purchase of the McNeela Cygnet Flute comes with three months free access to the Beginner Course of our exciting Flute Masterclass Series (Launching Dec 2022).
  • 90 days of access to this life changing course, ($99/€96/£81 Value) completely free of charge.
  • Three months of expert guidance from one of Ireland’s finest flute maestros.
  • More than enough time to learn everything there is to know about the basics of Irish flute playing and become a confident and capable musician.
These beginner lessons will equip you with all the skills and tools you need to sound good right from your very first note. You’ll learn everything from basic technique and ornamentation to the very best flute tunes.
The perfect introduction to traditional Irish music, this course is a great choice for any beginner musician and the perfect companion to get you started on your musical journey.

You're guaranteed with McNeela

We provide a guarantee for any material defects or dissatisfaction. We proudly offer a 1 year Guarantee* on the Cygnet against any material defects arising from the product. We're quite comfortable with this knowing the quality that went into its manufacturing process. Even beyond 1 year, we will service the flute for a nominal fee.

*Please note: We cannot guarantee wooden flutes against cracks in extreme climates including the USA and Australia. If in doubt choose a polymer flute like our excellent Lon Dubh Irish Flute.


Money Back Trial Period

Additionally, if you're unsatisfied for any reason whatsoever, we offer a full unconditional money-back guarantee for 30 days from the day you receive the Cygnet.

Good to know:

  • 30 day money back guarantee from the day you receive the Cygnet. Please note: We cannot guarantee wooden flutes against cracks in extreme climates including the USA and Australia. Good care should be taken. If in doubt choose a polymer flute like our excellent Lon Dubh Irish Flute.

  • 1 year warranty (this is very important when considering what flute to buy).

  • Free re-corking service
  • Comes with a free foam lined box, which has 3 compartments for whistles. Please note: the whistles are NOT included and are for demo purposes only, if you'd like to purchase whistles take a look at our Whistles Section.

  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we ship it the same business day.

  • 100% Refundable including shipping (For any reason, just send it back up to 30 days from when you receive the flute)

  • Low Cost Priority Shipping Worldwide


If you have any questions at all, Paraic McNeela would be delighted to answer them. You can contact him here: Contact Paraic

  • Length (Top to Bottom): 26"
  • Distance from first tone hole to last: 8"



IRELAND (Next Day)

UK (5 - 7 days)

EUROPE (7 days)

USA and CANADA (7-10) days)

REST OF WORLD (10-14 days)


Product Delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Next day delivery

United Kingdom

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 5-7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7 days delivery


Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7-10 days delivery

Rest of world

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 10-14 days delivery


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