James Galway

Flutist from Northern Ireland

Sir James Galway (born 8 December 1939) is an Irish virtuoso flute player from Belfast, nicknamed "The Man with the Golden Flute". He established an international career as a solo flute player. In 2005, he received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at the Classic Brit Awards.

James Galway
Background information
Birth nameJames Galway
Born (1939-12-08) 8 December 1939 (age 84)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
GenresClassical, Celtic, Pop
Occupation(s)Flute player
InstrumentsFlute, Tin whistle
Years active1950s–present
LabelsRCA Red Seal


Studio albums
  • Italian Flute Concertos (1993)