Thursday, August 03, 2006

Flutes, Flutes and more Flutes

WARNING - reading this post will cause extreme flute envy. Do not continue reading until your wallet is safely put away.

OK, I warned you. I toured the vendor hall tonight during dinner when nobody was around. It was a chance to take some pictures of some incredible instruments. I don't think that I need to say much here as the pictures speak for themselves...


First from Whirlwind Studios:


From Russ Venable:

From John Stillwell:

Wonderful bags from Elenor Alden of the Denver Foothills Flute Circle:

From Oregon Flute Store:


From Michael Graham Allen (Coyote Oldman):


From Stellar:

From Utah Phillips:

6 comments:

Chris And Pauline said...

WOW Mike,

What an event! Enjoyed looking at all the flutes. Who made the flute with the Indian Head on top of flute and with one in his mouth. Never seen anything like it in my life.

You know Mike if Pauline and I was there, we would be playing every flute. :o)

Love the pictures. Thanks for the details. I have been checking everyday. Awesome reports.

Chris And Pauline said...

The first picture I recognized. Mac and Brigette Lopez booth. The art work speaks for it self. Would love to play that Gourd Flute. :o)

Too bad they would not let Xavier play the fire flute. It is so awesome to see. Maybe Mac will have another concert in California with him there. Everyone should have an opportunity to see that flute. Awesome.

Pauline loves looking at all the pictures. We both feel like we are there with all of YOU!!

lynneonflute said...

Wow! Thanks so much for doing the blog! This is so great for those of us who couldn't go to INAFA. Who made the gourd flute twisted tube with painting?

lynneonflute said...

Wow! Thanks so much for doing the blog! This is so great for those of us who couldn't go to INAFA. Who made the gourd flute twisted tube with painting?

Francesca said...

Who are the flutemakers for each picture -- if you get a minute.

I'm especially interested in those little drones in the 8th picture, but all look fabulous!

Francesca

Anonymous said...

Is MGA making Papago style flutes now?
When will they be available?