McNeela Music African Blackwood Flute - B Stock - Best Irish Flute For sale 2020 | McNeela Music

McNeela African Blackwood Flute [B STOCK]

920.00 Grams
Calculated at Checkout
€564 €364
(You save €200)
 The McNeela African Blackwood Irish Flute - B Stock
Very limited stock
Our best-selling McNeela African Blackwood Irish Flute is a superbly crafted keyless wooden flute in the key of D. Made of dense African blackwood, it offers a strong, powerful tone along with the signature 'hard' low D. As these are shop soiled flutes they are 'sold as seen' and are non-refundable. Please read this product description carefully.
Designed for players of traditional Irish music, this flute is ideal for flute players of any level. Easy to fill and easy to play, the McNeela Irish flute produces great volume, making it the ideal session instrument.
Please note: this flute is a B stock model. B stock offers our customers the perfect opportunity to get your hands on some of our best-selling instruments for a significantly reduced price. There is some slight cosmetic damage to the finish around the aperture and finger-holes, as well as some scratches in the wooden body of the flute. Any damage to the instrument is purely superficial and does not affect its sound or playability.
NB. Please see the product photos and view the video for further information. Photos are for guide purposes only and the flute you will receive may differ in finish and cosmetic defects however all of them are guaranteed playable and you won't see a better price on a tuneable African Blackwood flute anywhere!
Normal RRP is €564.

Key Features of the McNeela African Blackwood Keyless Flute

  • Irish wooden flute in key of D
  • Highly responsive instrument
  • Strong, powerful tone, full of character with complex overtones
  • Easy to fill
  • Very Responsive
  • Excellent intonation
  • Great volume
  • Strong low D
  • Effortless second octave
  • Cork lapped joints
  • Tuned to standard concert pitch A440

Bonus Features

  • Comes with a free top quality foam-lined flute case

Please Note: As these are cosmetically defective flutes they are 'sold as seen' and are non-refundable. This does not affect your statutory rights. Their worn exteriors and imperfections have not affected their playability however, and I guarantee you will love these imperfect yet characterful Irish flutes.

Session Flute

This powerful flute is perfect for joining in with any traditional Irish music session. With excellent intonation, a strong woody tone and signature powerful low D, this McNeela African Blackwood flute will ensure you are welcome back to each session with open arms.

African Blackwood

We’ve chosen African Blackwood, one of the best tonewoods, because of its hardness, moisture resistance and excellent sound. This dense hardwood lends a dark, rich, and woody timber sound, which is exactly what you want from an Irish flute.

Sealing Technique

We use a cork-lapping sealing technique to protect the top tenon and for a firm head joint. This sealing technique also ensures zero leakage of precious air and helps you produce a barking low D. 

Embouchure Hole

The flute features a squared ellipse embouchure hole for ease of play, and a brighter sound. The aperture is smaller than standard Pratten-style making it easier to fill and keep filled so you can keep playing without exhausting your lungs.


When you tune the McNeela African Blackwood flute for one note all others follow. Our careful and precise tuning process during the manufacturing stage means little adjustment is needed to keep it in tune, leaving you to focus on your performance.

Developing Your Flute's Signature Sound

We recommend playing your wooden flute daily for about 15 minutes initially and steadily lengthening each playing period to help the flute develop its ‘voice’. This is a gradual process but it’s a lovely way to condition and mature the flute and well worth the time.

How To Care For Your Irish Wooden Flute

    • Dry your wooden flute thoroughly after playing, to prevent trapped moisture distorting and warping the wood.
    • Always take the flute apart after playing and when storing - this takes pressure off the tenons.
    • Store your flute in a cool, dry location.
    • Lightly oil the bore occasionally - only when necessary however or if you're located in a particularly dry climate, as over-oiling can cause cracks.
    • Use cork grease on the cork lapping to allow for ease of disassembling.
    • Never pull the flute when disassembling, rather, twist each part gently, backwards and forwards and slowly coax it off.
    • Try to avoid very dry conditions and do not leave the flute in direct sunlight or near a source of heat.
    • Always warm up your flute before playing.

Limited Time Only


Every purchase of the McNeela Blackwood Flute comes with five months free access to the Beginner Course of our exciting Flute Masterclass Series (Launching Dec 2022).

  • 150 days of access to this life changing course, ($165/€160/£135 Value) completely free of charge.

  • FIVE 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. 

Good to Know:

  • If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we ship it the same business day.
  • Priority Shipping Worldwide.
  • Sold as seen. Non-refundable. This does not affect your statutory rights.

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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