A flageolet is a woodwind musical instrument and a member of the fipple flute family. Its invention is ascribed to the 16th century Sieur Juvigny in 1581. It is a very easy instrument to play and the tone is soft and gentle. It has a range of about two octaves.

A flageolet is a woodwind musical instrument and a member of the fipple flute family. Its invention is ascribed to the century Sieur Juvigny in It is a very easy instrument to play and the tone is soft and gentle. It has a range of about two octaves.

Hofburg - Museum of ancient musical instruments by Hornplayer. I played most of these instruments in High school

Subcontrabass flute! This "gentle giant" of the largest instruments in the flute family, measures over 15 feet (4.6 m) long.  - The Interlude

Hyperbass Flute - How about that for some seriously low-end flute? This aptly named flautist foghorn is the largest member of the flute family, containing over 15 metres in piping.

Double flageolet. Circa 1826 - c 1830. MIMO - Musical Instrument Museums Online

Circa University of Edinburgh - MIMO Musical Instrument Museums Online

The flabiol is a Catalonian woodwind musical instrument of the family known as fipple flutes

The FLABIOL is a Catalonian woodwind musical instrument of the family known as fipple flutes

Want something else for your thumbs to do besides texting on your cell or video games?  Make music with these clever and lovely kalimbas!  A unique and very pleasant sound, they are also beautifully crafted, with many different designs and wood stains to choose from.  I saw a favorite hawaiian style turtle at the festival but no image of such on Rick and Louann's website.  I thought the strong red coloring of this tree carved one especially appealing.

Kalimbas, also called thumb pianos, come from a family of instruments with a wide variety of names, Mbira is probably the most well known. They have their origin in many parts of Africa

Dvojnice. Date: late 19th century. Geography: Bosnia. Medium: Plumwood.

Dvojnice (double flute), late century by unknown craftsman : : Bosnia : : made of plumwood.

English Horn, Bass Oboe, Oboe D'Amore, Oboe along with early double reed instruments.

English Horn, Bass Oboe, Oboe D'Amore, Oboe along with early double reed instruments. I know I'm an oboe nerd:)

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