Nose flute Orchidstra at Christmas Orchid Festival

We think that Writhlington and Mendip are the only schools in the uk to have a nose flute orchestra (or is that orchidstra!)

inspired by the Penan in Sarawak, year 10 student Ed Jones has started making bamboo nose flutes based on the traditional Penan design.

The nose flute orchestra will be playing at the Christmas Orchid Festival on 14th December and nose flutes will be for sale to raise money for the Penan village school in Mulu as well.


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  1. A Jones says:

    It is interesting that you can play these flutes left of right sided unlike a conventional flute that can only be played to the right.

    I hope you are all practicing at home. Simon your playing has really improved with all the practicing you have been doing. A true proficient!