We have just posted a video and two audio samples of Irish flute player Leonora Lyne playing a Martin Doyle B flute. Martin does not construct B flutes very often – Leonora’s was only the second one – but they are completely of his own design and have great tone. Enjoy the music (links below) and many thanks to Leonora for sending the samples.
Irish flautist Eimear McGeown has just returned to Ireland from the Budapest Flute Academy in Hungary and she stopped in for a quick visit with Martin Doyle at his workshop in the County Clare today. As is often the case when musicians get together, one thing led to another and this took place…
Playing a few tunes with Martin Doyle Flutes in his workshop on his new style of Irish flutes. This one is boxwood, they’re going to be great starter flutes…
Posted by Eimear McGeown – Flute on Thursday, 31 March 2016
Teen traditional musician Seamus Tierney won three titles at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil finals at Derry in August, 2013 – two of them playing a Martin Doyle flute. Seamus, who hails from Lavey in County Derry, took first prize in the Flute 15-18 category and third prize in the Flute Slow Airs 15-18 category. He also collected first prize in the Tin Whistle 15-18 category.
Here is a video clip of Irish musician Ciarán Mac Fheidhlimidh playing Irish traditional music on a Martin Doyle flute. Unfortunately we do not get to see Ciarán playing; rather it is an audio clip played under a still photo of a flute that not a Doyle. The tunes that Ciarán is playing in this flute video are The Bag Of Spuds and The Boys On The Hilltop – both reels. Martin Doyle was quite taken with Ciarán’s flute playing and we hope you enjoy it as well.
More video clips of musicians playing Martin Doyle flutes can be viewed here: Video Clips »
Ciarán is also an accomplished piper and here’s an example: