Hermit Hill Folk Instruments

Bethel Springs, Tennessee
United States

I first began making pennywhistles in 2010 to make my father something special for Christmas that wouldn't be so much of a strain on his fingers compared to his alto recorder. I had scoured the internet and came across numerous guides for making penny whistles from copper and pvc plumbing pipes and fittings, but I really wanted something a little fancier so I set out to make a whistle from wood. This began the long, and at times grueling, process of teaching myself wood turning and machining to make the instrument and the even longer road towards being able to actually play it. Two years down the line Hermit Hill Folk Instruments was born.

Established in December of 2012, HHFI started out its life with a simple introductory line of one-piece non-tunable pennywhistles in the key of D made from domestic hardwoods. In time this grew to include new materials such as exotic hardwoods and Delrin, two-piece tunable versions of the original whistles, completely new metal and hybrid model whistles, and of course additional keys. I also began offering Celtic knot engravings and a custom line of hardwood presentation cases. A great deal of time, effort, and capital have been invested in my endeavors to offer premium quality instruments at a reasonable price.

More recently HHFI has begun expanding into the realms of hand crafted jewelry from what similarly began as hand crafted gifts for family and friends at Christmas, birthdays, and other special occasions. It has grown into another branch of the business by popular demand.

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