Folk & Acoustic Musical Instrument Specialists


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MANDOLA

   
Definition: Italian lute, now popular with celtic musicians. Originally bowl backed, now often has a flat back like a cittern and 8 strings.
Read the full Mandolas FAQ Page.

FIFES AND PICCOLOS

The fife is a simple 6 hole flute pitched usually in high Eb, D, Bb and sometimes as low as G or F. Early examples were unkeyed, many have between one and five keys to facilitate the chromatic scale. It was used traditionally by the army where fife and drum were often played together.