Instruments: Windward Flutes 🍁

Name: Windward Flutes Ltd

Products: High-end taper-bore wooden flutes

Manufactured In: Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Where to Buy: Order here


Canadian Owned: Yes

Windward Flutes started in 2001 as a small company repairing conical bore simple system wooden flutes. Forbes and Yola Christie moved operations to Nova Scotia in 2004, built a new flute-making workshop, and began developing the finely crafted Irish flutes that Windward makes today for musicians worldwide.

Together Forbes and Yola design and manufacture their own flutes. Forbes does the machining, makes jigs and tools, and carves the embouchures; Yola executes keywork and finish, makes the flute blanks, and runs production.

The company aims to develop and produce consistently excellent taper-bore wooden flutes to modern tuning and in various pitches.