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2017 Guests

Mike McGoldrick and Friends

Saturday 8 July
Stonehaven Town Hall

Mike McGoldrick’s friends will be Dezi Donnely (fiddle), Mairead Hussey (bodhran) and Tony Byrne (guitar).

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 McGoldrick has in recent years performed around the globe in ex-Dire Straits legend Mark Knopfler’s band – including a tour with both Knopfler and Bob Dylan. Despite this lengthy list of stellar collaborations, though – also including Youssou N’Dour, Zakir Hussain, John Cale and the Transatlantic Sessions – his true genius lies in his own trailblazing work as a player and composer, brilliantly showcased on his three solo albums to date. On top of all his other projects he also also fronts the exhilarating Michael McGoldrick Band which will be out on the road for more show stopping performances.

"One of the greatest flute players in the world"BBC Music

"Gorgeous tunes, razor-sharp grooves and sublime playing"Sunday Herald

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