I am a player and maker of the italian transverse ocarina, based in chepstow in the UK. The ocarina has a lovely pure tone which is quite unlike any other wind instrument.
I mainly play traditional music, cherry picking from the repertoire of english, french, scottish, welsh and irish. Finding tunes to complement the ocarina and it’s limited range.
I am the owner of Pure Ocarinas making ocarinas optimized for playing the traditional music I love so much. As the ocarina is limited in range, it must be closely matched to what you are playing. Because of this my main focus has been on ocarinas in D and G.