FOLK FIDDLE 2 - Recently Updated celebration sale 50% OFF for a limited time...

SHIRE WINDS - The Folk Woodwind Collection

SHIRE WINDS - The Folk Woodwind Collection

Regular price
Regular price
Sale price
Unit price
Large Update Imminent... Back soon!

SHIRE WINDS is an inspiring set of 6 folk woodwind instruments, played by the hand of the principle Piccolo & Folk Winds specialist Stewart Mcilwham. This deeply intuitive and creativity inspiring set of virtual instruments is powered by our most advanced scripting to date. With fully automated performance modes, your velocity input controls which articulation automatically gets played in real time, like having the instrument in your own hands. 

From spinning folklore tales of yesteryear, to being the driving force behind a breakneck speed jig - SHIRE WINDS can take you there. 

FREEBIE INCLUDED: With every purchase of Shire Winds, you get a completely free copy of an exclusive percussion library 'SHIRE PERC' dedicated to stylistically supporting Shire Winds. A percussive collection from Foot Stomps and Hand Claps, to Doumbek Drum, Bodhran Drum & Tambourine. 

You do not need to do anything to get the Percussion Library. Our email confirmation with your unique redemption code will include a code for both libraries by default with every purchase of Shire Winds. 

Important Note: SHIRE WINDS requires the FULL version of Kontakt 5/6/7 or above. Do not purchase this if you only have Kontakt Player.


  • 6 Unique and Inspiring Folk Wind Instruments (Irish Whistle, Irish Low Whistle, Wooden Celtic Flute, Celtic Piccolo, Asian Bamboo Flute & Ancient Recorders)
  • Plus FREE accompanying Percussion Library 'Shire Perc' featuring 'Foot Stomps, Hand Claps, Doumbek Drum, Bodhran Drum & Tambourine'
  • 5GB Space required (8GB Pre-Lossless Compression)
  • 11,134 samples
  • 4 mic positions
  • Fully adaptive performance modes, with automatic keyswitching all controlled by deep velocity controlled, adjustable thresholds
  • Adaptive True Legato with user threshold controls
  • Scale Link modes for adaptive key signature linking on ornaments
  • Single NKI housing for entire library for neater storage and easier access to changes of instrument

v1.5.0 Update

  • Updated GUI / Interface
  • Upgraded Overlay Threshold Functionality
  • Upgraded Scale Link Functionality




v1.5.0 UPDATE WALKTHROUGH (additional functionality only - watch original walkthrough for full library details)

INDEPTH WALKTHROUGH (note; the interface is from v1.0.0 - check out the short updated walkthough to see the v1.5.0 interface)




CONTEXTUAL DEMO (Folk Ballad) (v1.0.0 interface)

CONTEXTUAL DEMO (Asian Folk Tune)  (v1.0.0 interface)

CONTEXTUAL DEMO (Medieval Dance)  (v1.0.0 interface)

CONTEXTUAL DEMO (Morrison's Jig)  (v1.0.0 interface)

THE GUI (featuring updated v1.5.0 interface)




Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Edmund Deane

SHIRE WINDS - The Folk Woodwind Collection

Intutive way of playing

The interface and the velocity mode that automatically varies the articulations allow to sketch naturally with great pleasure. The sound of the flutes is charming, very nice library!

Sounds good, Plays well

Really a lot of good-sounding fun, especially with a wind controller.

Awesome Flutes!

Beautiful sound, very emotional and and so playable!
Great collection!