John Carty

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John Carty

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Traditional musician

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music, traditional arts

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Born in London, fiddle and banjo player John Carty is one of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians. In 2003 he was awarded the coveted title of TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year firmly establishing him among the elite in traditional music. Since moving to Ireland in 1991 he has recorded extensively and performs both as a solo player, in duets notably with Matt Molloy and as part of John Carty’s Festival Band, At the Racket and as a member of super group, Patrick Street. John’s latest album releases include a fiddle and flute duet CD, Out of the Ashes with Matt Molloy and Settle Out of Court with his daughter, Maggie, on banjo and vocals. More recently John performed in and arranged the traditional music pieces in the highly acclaimed film Brooklyn. In addition John is a tutor on the BA course at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick and with such experience is a highly sought tutor for workshops and summer schools

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Strictly within the tradition – Out of the Ashes by Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGlynn Tradconnect

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John and Maggie Carty agree to Settle out of Court – RTE

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profile – John Carty

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