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Martin Doyle performs at the World Harmony Run launch in Dublin

On February 25, 2010, Martin Doyle performed at the European launch of the World Harmony Run in Dublin at the invitation of the event’s organisers.

Martin Doyle and Gwenn Frin perform at the World Harmony Run launch in Dublin

Martin Doyle and Gwenn Frin at the World Harmony Run launch in Dublin

Sri Chinmoy - World Harmony Run USA launch, New York, 2006

Sri Chinmoy - World Harmony Run USA launch, New York, 2006

Founded by global peace visionary Sri Chinmoy in 1987, the World Harmony Run is the world’s largest torch relay for international friendship and has passed through over 120 countries since its inception. In conjunction with Dublin European Capital of Sport 2010, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Emer Costello, launched the event in a gala ceremony in Dublin’s City Hall at 12pm.

From Dublin, an international team of runners began a 24,000 km journey that will last seven months and travel through forty-nine European countries, finishing in Moscow in September. At the same time, another Asian run will begin in Japan and travel westward through South Korea, China, Mongolia and all the former Soviet states to also finish in Moscow at the same time in September – a unique link between East and West spanning over 36,000kms!
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Martin Doyle, Sri Chinmoy and the Royal Albert Hall

Martin Doyle has not performed at the Royal Albert Hall, but he has been on the stage. So have his flutes…

Martin Doyle presents Sri Chinmoy with a new fluteIn 2005, Sri Chinmoy offered a concert dedicated to global harmony at the Royal Albert Hall in London and Martin Doyle went to see the Master perform. One of Sri Chinmoy’s students from New York had commissioned Martin to make a flute for Sri Chinmoy and he was invited to stay behind for a private post-concert function and an opportunity to present the instrument to Sri Chinmoy personally. It was a special D flat keyed flute made of African Blackwood.

After the concert Sri Chinmoy remained on the stage while his students – several hundred in number that had come from all over the world to be at the concert – were seated in the auditorium. Martin assembled and presented the new flute to Sri Chinmoy and the Master played it for a while. He was very pleased to meet Martin and very grateful to him for the care and effort that went into creating the one-off flute. For his part, Martin was very honoured to have met Sri Chinmoy in such a way and commented that it was a unique moment in his life.

Sri Chinmoy plays the new Martin Doyle flute
Martin Doyle watches as Sri Chinmoy tries the new flute.

The second event connecting Martin Doyle with the Royal Albert Hall was also a concert but not one that he personally attended. Two of his flutes were present though.

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