The Man with the Golden Flute: Sir James, a Celtic Minstrel : How did a young man with few resources rise from a poverty-stricken, working-class neighborhood, cheek by jowl with the Belfast shipyards, to become the most celebrated flute player and the most televised and recorded classical artist performing today? Practice? Of course. But as Sir James Galway reveals in this highly entertaining and moving autobiography, it took a great deal more than that. In The Man with the Golden Flute, Sir James looks back on a long life in the pursuit of music and the many people who helped him along the way, and tells the story of his great adventure from the very beginning. He reflects on the challenges he faced coming from one of the poorer sections of Belfast, becoming a leading orchestral musician, and then making the decision to go solo, as well as the milestones he reached as he made his way to the top of his profession. He shares delightful stories from his more than fifty-year career, during which he has traveled around the world many times and made countless friends, including legends in the music world, both classical and popular.
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