It is most probably a fact that most flute makers do not get to know much about what the flutes they have made get up to once they have left the workshop – but there can be moments of exception.
One such moment came Martin Doyle‘s way recently when he received a very encouraging and inspirational message from veteran musician Premik Russell Tubbs regarding an event that Premik was involved with in January of 2015. That message, in part, is as follows:
[…] If you remember, back in 2000, I became the proud owner of one of your [celtic style] African Blackwood flutes. I wanted to let you know that that lovely flute was heard last Monday night echoing throughout Carnegie Hall! I participated in a work by composer Karl Jenkins called “The Peacemakers“. It’s a wonderful piece which uses quotes by Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Mother Theresa and many others, which the composer weaves beautiful orchestrations and choral arrangements around. That night, I was the ethnic flute guy, playing Indian bansuri and Irish flute. It was a most special experience that I wanted to share with you.
Very kind of Premik as we humans tend to thrive in an environment of encouragement no matter what our station in life. Here is a clip of Karl Jenkins talking about recording The Peacemakers.