Sir James’s flute

Sir James’s flute

Watching a TV program

Sir James ‘Galway playing a flute…brass
Does he also play traditional wood keyless flute?
Whence


Sorry for the strange punctuation. USELESS DROID that self cor
rects and shifts to Useless apps and other c**p

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Alway I am trying to type ‘GALWAY’ AND KEEPS self correcting to Alway. Damned DROID

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Just say ‘no’ to smartphones. Ha ha! I know I’ll get one eventually.
I’ve never seen or heard of him playing anything other than a
top of the line pro Boehm flute. The idea of Baroque specialists
on wooden flutes is fairly recent - last 30 years or so.

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Just curious

Alway …’galway

Where’s r
That at?attacks

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I think he plays a solid gold Powell Boehm flute. He does not play a simple system or wood flute, though he does play tin whistle at times.

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I seem to recall that it’s actually gold plated, but I may be wrong.

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According to his own website, he currently plays a 20 carat solid gold Nagahara flute which was especially commisioned for him.

He has been known for many years as "The Man With the Golden Flute" because he has for a long time played a solid gold flute. I have a feeling it used to be a Yamaha, but, on this one, it’s me who could be wrong.

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I recall an interview where he said that he was once run over by a yamaha scooter and that this was the closest he ever got to a yamaha. He has a web site which gives lots of info about all the flutes he has ever played, but they are all Boehm and most of the recent ones are solid gold.

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Solid gold flute? The lad’s got good strong shoulder and arm muscles then!

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I wonder what the weight is? 20K gold is almost 85% pure.

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I picked one(a gold flute) up once and they are a bit heavier than silver, but not by as much as you would think. I think you’re looking at 20K€ for something like that.

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Ing Damned DROID. ‘Effing useless

I was curios if he played a traditional flute

Sounds like uppity

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BAck at a real computer….

Strange when authenticity is important in the digital world.

Droid insisted on changing my words to what it wanted to spell.

Thanks for the comments. Gave me a reason to pull out my Matt Molloy solo albums.

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To the OPs original question -

I, for one, have neither seen nor heard of Sir James performing upon a traditional wooden flute - but I am no one to ask for the facts on Mr. Galway, nor his career.

>>>I just thought it would be nice if more of us attempted to acknowledge your original question.
;-)

My knowledge of this is no indication, yea or nay, positive or negative, as to whether he plays upon wood for pleasure.

More here, possibly:
http://www.thegalwaynetwork.com/pdf/jgalwayparisENG.pdf

Hope this helps.

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Just watched a video on this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLSeHSXWLDc


Says his first flute was a Selmer which is a piece, but it’s a Boehm flute. All of the flute he’s talking about are Boehms.
I believe the model he plays now is one that he collaborated with Nagahara to create, which can be found at http://www.nagaharaflutes.com/galway.html

I’ll be seeing him in Montreal in November, maybe I’ll get a chance to ask him if he’s owned any simple system flutes!