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 &
Perfected and Grey Larsen Preferred models. Based in Malua Bay, New South Wales, Australia, Terry has been a
since the mid seventies and exports his instruments to the four corners
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.
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
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.
Repairs and Restorations
Information and Resources
Historical Flute Studies
- Richard Carte
- Cornelius Ward - Writings and
- The Life and Work of John Clinton
- Alexander Liddle
- The Metzlers and their flutes
- The Siccama Flute Story
- The Pratten Flute Story
- John Pask
Flute research by others
Music and Arts
Audio & Electronics
- The Family:
- A new home for McGee flutes!
talking about flutes at the
National Folk Festival, Canberra
You can contact Terry
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
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.
has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia
Council, its arts funding and advisory body.