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    Welcome!

    Martin Doyle is an Irish flute maker whose simple system wooden flutes are renowned for their ease of playing and quality of tone.  Flutes and Prices »

  • Martin Doyle

    About Martin Doyle

    “My first introduction to instrument making was as a young child. My father would make whistles from the bark of the sycamore tree.”  About Martin Doyle »

  • About Irish Flutes

    Contact Martin Doyle

    Born in Dublin and raised in Bray, County Wicklow, Martin Doyle now lives in the rural west of Ireland near Liscannor in the County Clare.  Contact »

  • Testimonials

    Testimonials

    Testimonials and kind comments from people who play Martin Doyle's flutes.  Testimonials »

  • Martin Doyle wins RDS National Craft Award

    RDS National Craft Award

    Martin Doyle received the Royal Dublin Society's National Craft Award (Musical Instruments category) in July 2011 – his third such award since he began making flutes in 1983.  Craftmanship Awards »

  • Cocus wood nine key flute

    See The Flutes

    A gallery of photographs representing the flutes that Martin Doyle has made over the years and also some of the events and activities that he has been involved with.  Photo Gallery »

  • About Irish Flutes

    Hear The Flutes

    Listen to samples of Martin Doyle and other musicians playing a broad variety of music on Martin Doyle flutes.  Flute Music »

  • About Irish Flutes

    About Irish Flutes

    Martin Doyle handcrafts keyed and keyless simple system wooden flutes that are commonly referred to as 'Irish Flutes'.  About Irish Flutes »

  • Martin Doyle in Tanzania

    Blackwood Conservation

    In 2009 Martin Doyle visited Tanzania to participate in the making of the radio documentary 'The Music Tree'. During that trip he witnessed first hand the efforts being made to ethically grow, harvest and manage African Blackwood.  African Blackwood Conservation »

  • Baroque Flutes

    Baroque Flutes

    Martin Doyle produces Baroque flutes that are modeled on an eighteenth century Rottenburgh flute design.  Baroque Flutes »

  • Wooden Headjoints for Concert Flutes

    Wooden Headjoints

    Martin Doyle also produces thin-wall wooden headjoints for concert flutes – the example featured here is made from cocus wood and sterling silver.  Wooden Headjoints for Concert Flutes »

  • Flute Information

    Flute Information

    The pages in this section of the website provide information relating to the simple system wooden flutes such as those made by Martin Doyle.
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Martin Doyle – Irish flute maker.

Since 1983 Martin Doyle has been producing high quality simple system wooden flutes (commonly known as Irish flutes) that are used predominantly in Irish traditional music. Martin Doyle's flutes, both with and without tuning slides and keys, have become renowned for their ease of playing and quality of tone. Martin Doyle also crafts wooden baroque flutes that are based on an eighteenth century Rottenburgh design and wooden headjoints for concert flutes.

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