Cut angle of the front edge of an Irish Flute embouchure hole?
I’m new to the site and new to Irish music though I’ve loved it for years. I’m experienced playing the modern (boehm, metal/silver) flute, but am sick of trying to keep all the pads, springs, etc. working properly in order to get a “hard” D.
I’ve been looking into the entry-level simple flutes available via the internet and have just tried Doug Tipple’s pvc D flute full loaded with lip plate, wedge; and Billy Miller’s Winwood D bamboo flute. Both are well made, but I have a serious problem and will probably be returning both for this reason: the embouchure holes in both flutes are cut straight straight down into the flute. Because of this, I have to drastically roll the hole away from me so the air cuts more across the hole than down in the hole which I believe makes it so I can not make a very loud sound with either flute. On my silver flutes, I notice there is a pronounced front edge due to the hole being cut at a significant angle down into the flute ( I think this is what flute makers call “undercut”).
Does anyone know if this a normal difference between the modern flute and the folk flute? Does your flute have a significant “undercut”?
Also, I am curious to know what basic flutes people recommend.