Category Native American style flutes

Cherry WrenSong flute with zebra wood bird.

WrenSong flutes en route to Wales

I typically don’t do special orders – unless the situation is unique and intrigues me. Ray from Wales presented one of those intriguing situations. He emailed to say he had found my blog and really wanted to have a WrenSong flute – or two. He had decided that he wanted to learn to play the […]

The latest dogwood branch flute with pyrography & color.

A Second Chance to Play Flute or Kantele

When I’m selling my flutes and kanteles at music festivals or art and craft shows, one of the groups of people who like to talk with me about my instruments are retirees. I often start the conversation with “Do you play any musical instruments?” In the responses from retirees, I hear two themes. About half will […]

WrenSong Woods at GLAM 2016

Care of wood spoons & Glam 2016

The joy of wood and the care of wood items used for cooking and eating were themes of my day as a vendor at the GLAM Craft Show in Gainesville. I really enjoyed talking with the many people who stopped by my display and wanted to learn more about the wood items I make. We […]

GLAM 2016 poster

Holiday shopping: GLAM & online

Let my WrenSong Woods handcrafted creations be part of your holiday gift giving. You can shop my Etsy Store online — open 24/7 for your shopping convenience. Save 30 percent on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 26) and on Cyber Monday (Nov. 28) on the purchase of any of my kanteles. The kantele — a string instrument […]

Quilt & Bluegrass Festival 2016 - logo

Quilt & Bluegrass Festival on Nov. 19

If you’re looking for a holiday shopping opportunity for crafted items with the bonus of Bluegrass music and quilts, the Quilt and Bluegrass Festival is the place for you. The festival is Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Thornebrook Village in Gainesville. Admission is free. For music lovers, I’ll be […]

McIntosh 1890 Festival wagon

McIntosh 1890 Festival on Oct. 22

Looking for a fun Saturday activity with food, music, and the opportunity to purchase crafts for holiday gift giving? The McIntosh 1890 Festival is the event for you. The festival is Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic McIntosh, Florida. The event is free with more than 280 vendors — and […]

When you play your Native American style flute well

You will know when you are playing your Native American style flute well because birds and animals will gather to listen. I first noticed this phenomenon in my backyard when Carolina Wrens came and sat on the fence and started singing along with me while I played my Native American style flute.  This is how […]