The Cygnet Irish Wooden Flute
The Cygnet is currently our most popular flute and is rated by Irish music teachers as their preferred flute for students.
Key Features of the Cygnet Flute:
- Simple System Conical Bore Irish flute
- Key of D
- 8 Tone Holes
- Small Embouchure - perfect for students
- Tuning Slide
- Easy to fill
- Good volume with mellow tones
- Strong Low D
- Highly rated by music teachers.
- Specifically crafted for students who want to advance quickly.
- Beautiful hardwood finish.
- Comes with a free premium foam-lined hard case.*
All good quality Irish flutes have their own unique strengths, but what truly stands out about the Cygnet is its incredible ability to inspire students. We specifically designed this flute with students in mind. We wanted to create the perfect student flute and to our delight, this is exactly what we've done; the Cygnet enables students to easily achieve the perfect tone and provides the right amount of resonance control - Paraic McNeela
Cygnet Reviews from Chiff & Fipple and The Session
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.”
Posted by Gudrun K, classically trained musician.
Chiff & Fipple (chiffandfipple.com)
“The Cygnet flutes [will] get you hooked enough to go to the next level”
Posted by Tommy Martin of Thornton Whistles
What music teachers are saying: Many music teachers have bought the Cygnet for their students and according to the music teachers we have asked, below are just some of the reasons why:
When students start playing the Cygnet there's a significant increase in their speed of learning, especially in comparison to other models.
This flute allows students to have more control, building up the students skill-set and awareness, and enabling the student to quickly learn basic and intermediate playing techniques.
As this flute gives students the control and tone they strive for, students possess a more positive attitude during the learning process and have a more enjoyable time throughout.
There are many benefits when playing the Cygnet, here are just a few:
If a person doesn't go to music lessons and wants to self-teach, they are using the music teachers' 'Flute of choice' and should learn faster than using another model. We recommend The Irish Flute by the master Fintan Vallely as a perfect text tutorial accompaniment to the Cygnet.
This Cygnet 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.
As this flute is so smooth, students can become addicted to playing. This is due to the fact that it's very forgiving and students won't be shy to practice.
We know quality counts: Here in McNeela Music, it's all about quality. 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.
Why we use Rosewood: We only use the the best quality 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 not quite as dense as cocuswood or blackwood but it is still hard enough to allow for a strong earthy resonance and be cost effective at the same - exactly what we want.
How we make our flutes: A lot of time and precision goes into the making of our flutes. We use an advanced sealing technique which ensures that the flute doesn't leak precious air and enables you to produce that all important strong low D. 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.
The Cygnet has many features, here are just a few standout features:
Provides an ease of play: The Cygnet was specifically designed for students who want to advance quickly. This 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.
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 complete its good looks, it comes with a free premium foam lined hard case.
Trade-in when you're ready: We want musicians to evolve and advance, that's why we offer a very generous trade-in programme. When you feel you're ready to move on to a more advanced flute, we'll happily take back your current instrument and credit you a very fair trade-in value on your next purchase.
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.
Additionally, if you're unsatisfied for any reason whatsoever, we offer a full unconditional money-back guarantee for 14 days from the day you receive the Cygnet. Hopefully, knowing that you can return the Cygnet for any reason, will help alleviate any concerns you may have. Although, we're confident you will love it.
*Whistles Are Not Included
Good to know:
14 day money back guarantee from the day you receive the Cygnet.
3 year guarantee (this is very important when considering what flute to buy).
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 14 days from when you receive the flute)
Low Cost Priority Shipping Anywhere In The World
If you have any questions at all, Paraic McNeela would be delighted to answer them. You can contact him here: Contact Paraic
ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES:
All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day.
IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10 days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)