Thursday, 8 October 2009

Master of Flutes in Morecambe

Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes, Michael McGoldrick will perform at Morecambe Dome this weekend (Saturday October 10th) with his band.

Michael’s solo projects have received world wide acclaim, allowing him to explore a sound and direction that is both inspiring and totally unique. Winner of ‘Musician of the Year’ at the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Michael’s live performances are truly special and give the audience a chance to enjoy the sheer energy as well as the subtlety of the music.

Regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time, Michael has collaborated with the likes of Jim Kerr, Youssou N’Dour and John Cale. Founder of ‘Toss The Feathers’ and ‘Flook’, in 1998 Michael was invited to join Scottish folk legends Capercaillie, and in the same year joined the ‘Afro-Celt Soundsystem’, still finding time to launch yet another band ‘Lunasa’.

Michael’s band for this part of the tour consists of Dezi Donnelly on fiddle from Sharon Shannon’s band, Ed Boyd on guitar and John Joe Kelly on bodhran, both ex-Fluke, Donald Shaw on keyboards from Capercaillie, Ewan Vernal on bass, also Capercaillie and Deacon Blue and James MacKintosh on drums from Shooglenifty.

Michael’s new album Aurora is due to be released in October 2009.

• The show will start at 7.30pm and tickets cost £14 adults, £12 concessions from the box office on 01524 582803.

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