By Midwinter of 2006, after three and a half months of rejects, two big jobs came in at once -- first, to carve two large totem poles; and second, to join a large wooden boat reconstruction.
Around July of 2009 I finally attained the goal of a G Fife. After doing the math, drilling and filling 18 trial fingerholes and sculpting the final 6, I had a prototype. Then I made several flutes of different woods. For a given pitch, they sounded deeper and more somber than the smaller fifes. Their haunting sound drew me into that level of practice where little else matters.
At last I can play some simple tunes to post to you. People have been asking me for years to do this. The samples I post should serve as an inspiration -- that you can do better. Click on them them here, played on a pine G Fife, with no effects or reverbs added. Shiul a Run is an Irish love song. Diatonic scale is two octaves in key of G. G Fife is also good for the key of C. I will post more songs, comments, and hints to complement the intructions which come with each G Fife. Printed instructions which come with G Fife are here.