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Published on January 31st, 2015 | by BoyleToday.com

Sold out Winter Rambles on Sunday

The sold out Boyle Arts Festival Winter Rambles Tour concert will take place on Sunday February 1st.

Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn will take to the stage in concert at King House, Boyle.

Probably the most exciting trad combination of recent times, Matt and John explore the rich and varied tapestry of the fiddle and flute tradition of North Connaught.

Matt Molloy is a native of Ballaghaderreen – the mecca of traditional Irish flute playing. Considered by many as the greatest flute player of our time, Matt over the years has been a member of the Bothy Band, Planxty and the Chieftains. His three solo albums, as well as his trio recording with Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady in the late 70’s, which brought flute playing to a new level.

Born in London, John Carty has established himself among the elite of Irish traditional musicians. With three solo fiddle albums, two banjo albums, two group albums and a sprinkling of recorded tenor guitar and flute music recordings under his belt, John Carty’s musical prowess has grown to great heights. He is also a member of the bands At The Racket and Patrick Street. Both Matt and John are recipients of the prestigious TG4 Musician of the year Award. They are delighted to be joined by Ireland’s number one guitar player, Arty McGlynn. His subtle and imaginative guitar playing is the perfect accompaniment to Matt and John’s unique duet. Early booking is strongly advised.

“…it doesn’t get much better than this. The solidity and tightness of Molloy’s flute and Carty’s fiddle are a joy to hear”

 

Sarah McQuaid

 

Hotpress

 

 “this duet recording is a riproaring success….and ends as it began, with world class grace and power. Pathway to the Well is one of those must-have flute and fiddle albums”

 

Alex Monaghan

 

Irish Music Magazine

 

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