John Carty Fiddle Master Class
Venue: Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
John Carty is one of Ireland's finest traditional musicians having been awarded the Irish Television station, TG4's Traditional Musician of the Year in 2003. He joins previous acclaimed winners Matt Molloy (Chieftains flautist), Tommy Peoples (Master Fiddler), Mary Bergin (whistle player, Dordan), Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Harpist) and Paddy Keenan (Uilleann Piper), all of whom are considered to be the leading exponents of their instruments within the Irish tradition.
Carty already has three solo fiddle albums, two banjo albums, two group albums and a sprinkling of recorded tenor guitar and flute music recordings under his belt so it's little wonder he should have joined such elusive ranks. John performs regularly with Chieftain's flautist Matt Molloy exploring the North Connaught tradition they both love. A CD of their music accompanied by Arty McGlynn entitled Pathway to the Well was launched in late 2007. He is also touring the UK, US and Ireland with re-formed super group, Patrick Street.
The group includes legendary musicians Andy Irvine, Kevin Burke and Ged Foley. He has also appeared as a special guest with the Chieftains and De Danann. John's solo and group careers see him in demand and he has performed at all major festivals throughout Europe, North America and Australasia.