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Matt Molloy
Matt Molloy
Matt Molloy
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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Flautist Matt Molloy has had a charmed career. One of the founding members of the legendary traditional Irish group the Bothy Band, he went on to join the equally acclaimed Planxty. After recording a couple of albums with ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Matt Molloy
Title: Matt Molloy
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Green Linnet
Release Date: 1/5/1993
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 048248300827

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Flautist Matt Molloy has had a charmed career. One of the founding members of the legendary traditional Irish group the Bothy Band, he went on to join the equally acclaimed Planxty. After recording a couple of albums with them, he was asked to join the most respected Irish group of them all, the Chieftains. His self-titled solo debut shows why he is so sought after. Here he plays with a passion that is astounding, taking the quick dance tunes at such breakneck tempos you wonder how he can keep from hyperventilating. There is a saying in Ireland: "There's many that can play the jigs and reels, but it's the slow airs that will sort them out." Just listen to the haunting "Lament for Staker Wallace" and you will know that when the sorting is done, Matt Molloy will stand alone. --Michael Simmons

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Outstanding performances by a master
P. Lozar | Santa Fe, NM USA | 05/21/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A French friend of mine went to the first Parisian concert by the Chieftains after their original flautist, Michael Tubridey, retired and was replaced by Matt Molloy. Many of the attendees had been great fans of Tubridey's and weren't sure the change would be for the better. But after Molloy's first solo, my friend avers, they were so astounded they almost forgot to clap. This album will show you why."