Miller Wicks (NI) Limited

Manufacturers of hand crafted quality wooden flutes

About Us

John Miller and John Wicks, who initially started the company had been in partnership since 1969. They both learned their skills at the famous flute manufactures Rudall Carte & Co based in London.

When Rudall Carte & Co ceased production in 1960 four of their employees including John Miller and John Wicks carried on the instrument making art by themselves.

John Miller and John Wicks, the only surviving members of this group and had been working together for 27 years. During that time they had been perfecting the famous "Miller Wicks" Bb flute. Early in 2005 the couple decided to retire and sell their business. The company was relocated to Kilkeel in Northern Ireland where the famous Miller Wicks flute is now manufactured. 

The Miller Wicks flute made by the old company was an exceptionally good instrument but it was felt that it could be even better, so the new company set about perfecting it. It was felt that the instrument needed to have a slightly different bore, one based more closely on another famous Bb flute the Crown AZ manufactured by Hawks and Sons London and also that the key work could benefit from a redesign, and so the new Crown model was born. The new flute has been greatly received by marching bands and solo flute players and with the addition of the new Crown Eb piccolo and F flute Miller Wicks has found its order books always full. 

The Miller Wicks Crown Bb is widely regarded by many flute players to be the best wooden flute available on the market today.

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  • " On 17 Nov 2014, at 08:17, Just received my new crown Bb flat fife from miller wicks, this instrument is a piece of precision craftsmanship and has clear quality sharp sound..."
    James Longmire
    Wishaw Scotland
  • "I used to play the piccolo in a Corps of Drums band in London 30 years ago. I recently bought and E flat picollo from Miller Wicks and it only took me about a week to get back i..."
    William McFee
    Piccolo is exquisite