We are very proud and grateful to be able to feature two tracks on Martin Doyle Flutes by the accomplished flute player Eimear McGeown. A native of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, Eimear plays both classical and Irish flutes.
This from Eimear’s website:
The Irish culture and tradition has played a major influence in Eimear’s life, starting Irish dancing at the age of three and going on to become a Northern Ireland Champion dancer. Eimear began playing whistle at the age of nine and progressed to the traditional Irish flute a year later having lessons with Sligo born flautist, Séamus Tansey.
Eimear was the Ulster Champion on the whistle when she was eleven years old and later went on to win two All Ireland Champion titles on the Irish flute both as soloist and in a trio with her brother and sister. She performs on the traditional Irish flute regularly including recitals, in the West End Show Lord of the Rings, with folk/rock band Amsterdam, session studio work in London and is currently recording a solo Celtic Crossover album.
The two tunes Eimear plays are The Dark Woman of the Glen, a slow air, and Fir A’ Bhata, a waltz, which was produced by John Tonks. Both pieces are played on a traditional style Martin Doyle D flute made of African Blackwood. We are very grateful to Eimear for her kind permission to feature these tunes which can be heard on Martin Doyle’s Flute Music page. Eimear has also offered a testimonial.
The following is a video clip that features Eimear playing her Irish flute and being interviewed regarding a music project called the Irish Sea Sessions that she was involved in in 2010. Some very nice playing from Eimear…