2018 marks the 35th year that Martin Doyle has been producing simple system wooden flutes (aka Irish flutes) – 35 years of focus and effort that have bought great joy to musicians of all ages and grades throughout the world and a great deal of satisfaction for Martin himself no doubt.
For Martin and the small team of people who assist him, it is always encouraging to get positive feedback from the people who purchase his flutes. Martin has recently received three very kind comments from grateful customers and we at Martin Doyle Flutes would like to share them with you.
The first is from a self-admitting “proud mother” in the beautiful County Waterford where, as the Waterford comedian Hal Roach used to say, “all the lovely crystal is made”. The second is from a novice fluter who resides in Dublin town and enjoys anonymity for reasons unknown but respected, and the third is from Sligo flute player Seamus Hernon. First, our proud mother:
I just want to thank you for your beautiful flute which we got from you a year and a half ago. Just to let you know my daughter Eve, who was 11 last month, won the under 12s flute reel and jig, the under 12s slow air on the flute, and the same two competitions on her whistle. Also her group cheoil won, so a cup and 5 gold medals her first time in the Waterford fleadh was a great result. Also she won a scholarship yesterday in her Comhaltas branch for flute and whistle. TG4 were there to capture the moment.
What a proud mother I am!
From the novice fluter of anonymity:
Here the flute is in my hands since Wednesday. It is a lovely object. It’s already making me very happy: feels quite different to the other timber flutes I tried (4-piece flutes) and I find it more lively and easier to play with my limited skills! My flute teacher was impressed by the bright tone and the perfect tuning. Very happy with my purchase. Thank you and talk again about the leather case sometime.
And last but not least, these words from Seamus Hernon:
Just want to say that I love the flute you have made for me. I’ve been playing it a lot and the desire to play now is infinitely greater. I don’t think I have ever been attached to an instrument so much.
Thank you very much,
Here’s a video clip featuring Seamus Hernon performing at the Bath Folk Festival in 2011.
If you wish to read some more kind comments from those who play Martin Doyle’s flutes, kindly visit our Testimonials page »