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Jack Darach

Flutes are as old as Human beings. Flutes made of bone forty thousands years ago have been found in caves, and there were wind musical instruments, that people with no knowledge of the subject would identify as flutes, practically in every ancient civilisation of the planet.

Jack Darach

Today, in Brighton, Jack Darach works producing hand-made flutes, not of horns or bones as they used to be in prehistoric times, but of wood, looking for sounds, almost lost in time, by recreating recorders typical of the XVI to XVIII centuries which was a period of time, Renaissance and Baroque, when European music reached its finest moment, both in composition and in the manufacturing of instruments. In 2016, Jack Darach was awarded the grant QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) and the Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship grant for research, the latter will make it possible for Darach to travel around Japan and Europe for months, in search of recorders made by historical manufacturers such as Stanesby, Bressan and J.J. Schuchart, to learn from them and improve his own production, which is nowadays one of the finest in Europe.