A flute is a woodwind instrument that does not use a reed to produce sound.[3]


Rubeus Hagrid gave Harry Potter a flute for Christmas in 1991.[1]

In 1992, Harry realised the suspicious coincidence in Hagrid wanting a dragon more than anything else, only to meet a stranger who had one to give him. He, Ron, and Hermione ran to ask him about the man who gave Norbert to him, and he told them he never saw his face, and that the man was dressed in a cloak. Hagrid also mentioned that they talked about Hogwarts and Fluffy the Three-headed dog. Hagrid let it slip how to get past Fluffy by playing music, which sent Harry, Ron and Hermione off.[4]

After finding out that no one would do anything to help, they went to the third floor corridor at night under the Invisibility Cloak and Harry played the flute, which caused Fluffy to fall asleep.[4]

In 1993 while performing before the Welcoming Feast, the Hogwarts orchestra used two flutes to play.[2]

Flutes were used during the Triwizard Tournament Yule Ball.[5]

Behind the scenes

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Notes and references

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