What instruments does James Galway play?

What instruments does James Galway play?

James Galway

Sir James Galway OBE
Born 8 December 1939 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Genres Classical, Celtic, Pop
Occupation(s) Flute player
Instruments Flute, Tin whistle

How much is James Galway golden flute worth?

Given the nickname of the man with the golden flute, Sir James now plays a specially-commissioned Nagahara worth about £20,000. He is regarded not only as a world-class flautist, but a shining example of top Northern Ireland talent – and he said it is lamentable that the arts are not being prioritised in Belfast.

What is James Galway most recent flute made of?

Nagahara Flute
Galway lives with his wife in Switzerland and currently plays on a Platinum ‘Galway’ Nagahara Flute – especially commissioned for him.

What is James Galway’s flute made of?

A solid Gold or Platinum body and headjoint tube (see Metals page for detailed options) Solid Silver or Gold key mechanism & soldered toneholes (for gold mechanism, see K.N.

Does Emmanuel Pahud still play the flute?

Emmanuel Pahud (born 27 January 1970) is a Franco-Swiss flautist. He was born in Geneva, Switzerland. His father is of French and Swiss background and his mother is French….

Emmanuel Pahud
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Flute
Years active 1985–present
Labels EMI Classics

What brand of flute does Emmanuel Pahud play?

What flute do you play? I have been playing 1989-2012 an all-14K gold Brannen-Copper Flute with a Sheridan headjoinz. I currently play a new Haynes all-14K gold pinless flute.

Why is flutist pronounced?

According to Bryan Garner, flautist is the predominant spelling in British English, but only because British writers changed flutist to form a distinctly British spelling of the word. It would thus be more accurate to say that the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull features a flautist, rather than a flutist.

How old was James Galway when he started playing the flute?

Surrounded by a tradition of flute bands and many friends and family members who played the instrument, he was taught the flute by his uncle at the age of nine and joined his fife and drum corps. At the age of eleven Galway won the junior, senior, and open Belfast flute Championships in a single day.

Who is James Galway’s younger brother George Galway?

James’s younger brother George Galway (born Belfast, 23 December 1940) is a jazz musician (clarinet, flute, and saxophone) and teacher based in Manchester, England.

When did James Galway and the Chieftains album Come Out?

The album James Galway and The Chieftains in Ireland by Galway and The Chieftains reached number 32 in the UK Albums Chart in 1987. Galway still performs regularly and is one of the world’s most well-known flute players. His recordings have sold over 30 million copies.

How many times has John Galway been married?

In December 2013 Galway launched First Flute, an online interactive series of lessons for beginning flute students of all ages. He received the 2014 Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award. Galway has been married three times. His first marriage, to a Frenchwoman, produced a son.