Terry McGee, Flute Maker
Flutes for Irish, Classical and Early Music

 

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About Terry McGee...

Terry McGee makes wooden flutes for Irish, early and classical music based on the best of original instruments, including the popular Rudall & Rose, Pratten's Perfected and Grey Larsen Preferred models.  Based in Malua Bay, New South Wales, Australia, Terry has been a flute maker since the mid seventies and exports his instruments to the four corners of the globe.

Terry's instruments are one-off craftsman-built instruments using the finest materials and a combination of traditional and modern techniques.  They show the benefit of the vast and continuing research he has undertaken in Australia and in collections around the world. The most rigorous attention to tuning makes his instruments the most precise and vibrant available, and incorporation of new techniques makes them far more rewarding to play than the best of the originals. On the practical side, he has developed a new tuning slide which does not cause splitting as did the traditional slide, and new key shapes to improve ease of playing.

Terry also makes replacement parts and carries out repairs and rebuilds for original instruments. This site includes extensive information on flute care, history, research, choosing a flute, fingering charts and links to other important flute resources.


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My Flutes 

Important Announcement!

In order to catch up on a rather too-large backlog of orders, special orders, repairs, restorations and other projects, I haven't been accepting new orders for a while.  I am happy to take your contact details and get back to you when this situation changes.  I will be attempting to maintain supplies of Grey Larsen Preferred model flutes through Grey at http://www.greylarsen.com.  In the meantime, second-hand McGee flutes (and flutes by other good makers) can be found at:

Sorry for the inconvenience!  Do feel free to browse the list below for many articles of interest to flute players. 

Terry


My Innovations


Flute Repairs and Restorations


Flute Information and Resources


Historical Flute Studies


Flute Research


Flute research by others  


Music and Arts


Audio & Electronics


Carillon


Concertina Studies


Guitar


Personal


Music                                                 


Community


 

 Terry McGee 
talking about flutes at the
National Folk Festival, Canberra 


You can contact Terry McGee:

  • By email:  terry(at)mcgee-flutes.com (replace "(at)" with "@")

  • By Phone from overseas:  +612 4471 3837

  • By Phone in Australia:      02 4471 3837

  • By Post:    35 Bunderra Circuit, Malua Bay, NSW, 2536 Australia

Malua Bay is about 15 minutes south of Batemans Bay on the NSW "Nature Coast"

If phoning,  please call between 9.00am and 9.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time to avoid waking the family. Here is an easy time reckoner.


Terry's work is assisted by the ACT Government through its Cultural Council

This project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

This web site archived by the National Library of Australia at http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-24785