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Classical Connections celebrates Sir James Galway at 80! Sir James performs with the RTE Concert Orchestra alongside interviews with John Toal and special birthday messages.

This week on Classical Connections we have a special episode dedicated to 'the man with the golden flute' - Sir James Galway for his 80th birthday. We have a rebroadcast of Sir James performing with the RTE Concert Orchestra and a variety of guests for their 'James Galway at 80' concert on Wed 27th November. John rolls back the years with the man himself in an interview recorded this week reflecting on his remarkable career. Illustrious friends - everyone from Van Morrison to Liam Neeson - send in their birthday wishes for Sir James to the show.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Flight of the Bumble Bee

    Performer: James Galway.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Flute Sonata in C Major BWV 1033: Allegro

    Performer: James Galway. Performer: Phillip Moll. Performer: Sarah Cunningham.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La Gazza Ladra Overture

    Performer: David Brophy. Performer: RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
  • François-Joseph Gossec

    Tambourin

    Performer: James Galway. Performer: David Brophy. Performer: RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
  • Grigoras Dinicu

    Hora Staccato

    Performer: Ross Houston. Performer: Amy Gillen. Performer: RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
  • W.A Mozart

    Rondo Alla Turca

    Performer: James Galway. Performer: Lady Jeanne Galway. Performer: RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
  • Bill Whelan

    Caracena from Seville Suite

  • Extracts from Linen and Lace

  • La fille aux cheveux de lin

  • Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major K299 II. Andantino

  • Carrickfergus

  • The Pink Panther

  • Méditation (from Thaïs)

  • Easter Snow, The Second Star, Reel

  • John Field

    Nocturne No.2 in C Minor

    Music Arranger: Michael McHale. Performer: Michael McHale. Performer: Michael McHale. Performer: David Brophy. Performer: RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
  • Improvisation around 'The Star of the County Down'

  • Galway Fare

  • Danny Boy

  • The Grey Havens (from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

  • Farewell to County Antrim

  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen Fantasy

    Performer: James Galway. Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Charles Gerhardt.
  • The Flight of the Bumble Bee

  • Flute Sonata in C Major BWV 1033: Allegro

  • La Gazza Ladra Overture

  • Tambourin

  • Grigoras Dinicu

    Hora Staccato

    Performer: Ross Houston. Performer: Amy Gillen. Performer: RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
  • Rondo Alla Turca

  • Caracena from Seville Suite

  • Extracts from Linen and Lace

  • La fille aux cheveux de lin

  • Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major K299 II. Andantino

  • Carrickfergus

  • The Pink Panther

  • Méditation (from Thaïs)

  • Easter Snow, The Second Star, Reel

  • John Field

    Nocturne No.2 in C Minor

    Music Arranger: Michael McHale. Performer: Michael McHale. Performer: Michael McHale. Performer: David Brophy. Performer: RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
  • Improvisation around 'The Star of the County Down'

  • Galway Fare

  • Danny Boy

  • The Grey Havens (from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

  • Farewell to County Antrim

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Magic Flutes: II. Minuet

    Performer: James Galway. Performer: Jeanne Galway.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen Fantasy

    Performer: James Galway. Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Charles Gerhardt.

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