A retired RN, born into an Irish-American family. Originally from Texas, now living in Wisconsin. I play Flute, and was classically paper trained from the age of 10. I got my first wooden flute nearly 30 years ago and finally started learning and playing tunes by ear. I currently play a Hammy Hamilton pin mounted 8 keyed flute I purchased in Ireland from Hammy himself in 2000. Thanks for your website, and I’m really sorry for all the times I’ve been skulking around as a non-member.