Fiddle Workshop – Sun 29th Oct 2023



Fiddle workshop, John Carty

Sun 29th October

Time: 11-1pm

Location: Ashford Place

Sign up for tickets (£10/6)

John Carty is a leading exponent of the North Connacht style and has impressive knowledge of the music of Sligo emigrant musicians. He was awarded the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Traditional Music of the Year in 2003. He has released several solo albums on fiddle and banjo and has recorded a number of duet albums including two with flute-player Matt Molloy, one with fiddle-player Brian Rooney, Settle Out of Court with his daughter, the singer and banjo player Maggie Carty and most recently The Wavy Bow Collection with his son, fiddle player James Carty.

John has been joined in this musical exploration by accomplished piper, Michael McGoldrick. A co-founder of Flook and Lúnasa, and a linchpin of Capercaillie’s line-up since 1998. Manchester-born flute/whistle and uilleann pipes maestro, Michael has performed around the globe in ex-Dire Straits legend Mark Knopfler’s band. Collaborations include – Youssou N’Dour, Zakir Hussain, John Cale and the Transatlantic Sessions. Michael’s trailblazing work as a player and composer is showcased on his three solo albums to date and his live performances with the exhilarating Michael McGoldrick Band.

Their new duet album At Our Leisure explores the exciting and innovative combination of the banjo with uilleann pipes, as well as utilising fiddle, tenor guitar and flute. They are joined by the much sought after accompanists, Michael McCague (bouzouki) and Matt Griffin (guitar).