minstrel: Re-flageolet

Patricia Yarrow yarrowp at mscd.edu
Thu Mar 9 17:39:12 PST 2000

Hello.  I wasn't the original poster - that was Mistress Rowen - but I was with them Lady Guernen purchased the instrument.  It seems to be a mixed style.  Dark, fine-grained wood, very narrow bore, but if I recall correctly, fingered much like a tin whistle.  It was not inexpensive (c. $100).

<<From:     dineley <dineley at reivers.demon.co.uk>
Subject:  minstrel: Re-flageolet
Date:     Wed Dec 31 17:00:00 1969

There are actually three instruments (at least) called "flageolets". The tin
whistle, the English flageolet which Martin described and the French
flageolet. The French version had four holes on the front and two on the
back. It seems to have been particularly popular in the 1600's. >>
<<If its
French, I'm sure I saw a reference to a 1600's tutor that's been reproduced.
I'll try to remember where I saw it if this is what you've got.

Lanette >>

Please do, and thank you.


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