Martin Doyle completed his first set of baroque flutes in early 2000. Originally working with African Blackwood, he models his baroque flute design on an eighteenth century Rottenburgh baroque flute. Martin has more recently made baroque flutes from Boxwood – a timber that was commonly used during the Renaissance and Baroque periods (see images below).
- The bore is conical.
- Four piece flute with six synthetic ferrules.
- Single sterling silver key on the foot joint.
- Register foot for tuning the bottom note.
- Each flute comes in a pouch case.
Baroque Flute Prices
- € 1537.50 (inc VAT)
Martin Doyle Playing A Baroque Flute
This is an audio file of Martin Doyle playing one of his boxwood Baroque flutes. Martin plays King of the Blind – a waltz by Turlough O'Carolan. The tune features in Nicholas Carolan's facsimile edition of John & William Neal, A Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes proper for the violin, German flute or hautboy, which was first published in 1724.
One of Martin Doyle's favourite baroque flute players, Jana Semerádová, is featured here: The Day We Went To Sligo »