Native American flutes and English flutes from the UK

Welcome to Second Voice, Native American style flutes, individually handmade in England using a wide range soft and hardwoods indigenous to the UK, as well as the finest traditional US woods.

And welcome to what I hope will start you, or help progress you, on your flute journey. From a strange sequence of unplanned events, I came to make my first Native American style cedar flute on Dartmoor in 2002 under the superb guidance of Nigel Shaw and Guillermo Martinez. With the first notes that I managed to produce from it, I immediately realised that I had been granted a precious gift. Making these haunting, melodic instruments has since then become a spiritual and practical life path, and a way of giving the trees whose wood I use a second voice. I make them for the joy of making them and for what they can give to the player and all those who hear them. All of this, including my work, philosophy and spirit as a flutemaker, is outlined in the Introduction page.

As I have developed as a flutemaker, so has the range of flutes I make. The flutes shown in the Galleries are a small selection and simply there as examples; you can choose whatever combination of characteristics you would like, as I handcraft each flute to the player and their hands. The Little Owl, Air Spirit and Sacred Spirit series all include ideal straight-forward first flutes, as well as more individual ones. Some of the most recent and expressive carved and crafted flutes are shown on the Custom and Gathering flute pages, while the Healing flute page shows how crystal and flute energies can be combined to provide a powerful source of spiritual relaxation, and how tuning at 432Hz can enhance this.

I make flutes for anyone and everyone, from novice players to professional recording artists, from private individuals to Reiki and Sound Therapy practitioners. So, whether you are already a flute player, a musician or a complete novice looking to expand musical horizons, someone looking for an easy-to-play instrument that sings to the soul, a collector of traditional instruments, or just a lover of art in wood, please feel free to browse and to make contact at any time, either for more information, to ask for a flute to be made, or just to talk about wooden flutes.

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Native American style and English flutes hand crafted at Second Voice Flutes

Latest news...

July 2022… I am pleased to say that I have finally gone back into the workshop and am making flutes again. I must stress this is still on the basis of making what I want when I want, and more importantly, since many of the health issues have not gone away yet, when I can. However, there is a different impetus for my starting making again... ever since my mother died from cancer 25 years ago, I have actively supported Cancer Research UK (CRUK). My eldest son has now been battling a rare and aggresive cancer for the past five years and is just starting immunotherapy treatment as a final attempt to defeat the disease. From my original lecturing and research background in medical sciences, I can see that the new gene marker-based personalised treatments for cancer are the way forward. But the UK is still critically under-funded in developing these areas. Therefore, any profits from the sale of these new flutes will go to CRUK. I will put any new flutes on the Available flutes page on this website, where they will be available on a first come first served basis. I hope to have around six or seven flutes on here by September; it is therefore best to check this page from time to time, and I will post news there of progress on the flutes. I will stress again that I am NOT taking orders for custom flutes. I thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

The first of my CD albums incorporating my NA flutes The Sum of Parts is now on release.


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