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Hammy Hamilton African Blackwood Flute

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Hammy Hamilton African Blackwood Flute #204491

Please note: this is a used flute, beautifully maintained by its previous owner and is in good condition overall, please refer to photos for details

Hammy Hamilton flutes are known for their superb volume and powerful tone, and this flute is no exception. This dynamic flute would suit a flute player seeking a big sound. With its strong low D, and rich, clear tone throughout both octaves, this is a flute that will serve you well at any stage of your flute playing.

Crafted from beautiful African Blackwood, this Hamilton flute offers both the signature good looks and characteristic sound of the Irish wooden flute. While the tone holes require a bit of a stretch, this robust flute offers a responsive playing experience.

Features of the Hammy Hamilton African Blackwood Flute:

  • Keyless wooden flute
  • African Blackwood
  • Silver ferule rings
  • Rich tone
  • Strong low D
  • Great volume

Bonus Features:

  • Comes with free flute case

About The Maker

Born in 1953 in Belfast, Colin Hamilton has been known as Hammy since his early childhood. Initially a singer, drawn to traditional music through the Clancy Brothers, he began to play the flute in the mid 1970s as part of the Belfast flute renaissance. In 1976 he moved to Cork in connection with ethnomusicological research, mainly supporting himself by busking and becoming a coalman. He later gained a PhD in the area of Commercial Recordings of Traditional Music. 

In 1979 Hammy began making flutes in the West Cork Gaeltacht of Cúil Aodha, where he still lives today. His workshop was devoted to the wooden simple system flute as played in Irish music. Due to the large demand for his superb Irish flutes, Hammy closed his order book in 2018 to clear his years-long waiting list. Today he is mostly retired from flute making (but not fully!) and divides his time between many interests including ethnomusicological research, gardening and salmon fishing.

Learn How to Care for Your Irish Wooden Flute

Expert Craftsmanship

Hammy Hamilton is renowned for his skill as a flute maker. His strong, durable wooden flutes have been in demand since he first set up shop in 1979. This is a rare chance to get your hands on one.

Powerful Sound 

Like all Hammy Hamilton flutes, offers a strong, rich tone with plenty of volume. If you're looking for a big sound, this is the flute for you. 

Superior Tonewood

African Blackwood is the tonewood of choice for top Irish flute players and flute makers. This dense hardwood offers a full bodied resonance and produces a strong, powerful tone.

This flute looks as good as it sounds. Its quality finish complements its superb sound. It's guaranteed to turn heads at any session!

Good to Know:

  • 100% refundable (including shipping), for any reason. Just return the flute within 14 days.
  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday) we ship it the same business day.
  • Low cost priority shipping worldwide  


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)

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