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Mike Harding presents an hour of the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music including an interview with the multi-instrumentalist Michael McGoldrick.

Widely regarded as the finest flute and whistle player of his generation, Michael won the Young Tradition Award at the 1995 Radio 2 Folk Awards, and was awarded Musician Of The Year in 2006. He talks about his new solo album, Aurora; discusses growing up as part of the thriving Manchester-Irish folk scene; and his early involvement with bands like Toss The Feathers and Lunasa.

Always at the cutting edge of Celtic music, Michael has played alongside some of the great folk artists of recent years including Kate Rusby, Youssou N'Dour and Sharon Shannon, and is a long time member of Scots group Capercaillie. He supports the release of Aurora with a UK tour in May.

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Wed 24 Mar 2010 19:00