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The Man with the Golden Flute: Sir James, a Celtic Minstrel

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The internationally acclaimed, widely beloved flutist reflects on his storied career

Sir James Galway is one of the top musicians of our time, with a dazzling career that has spanned five decades and many genres of music. Now he celebrates his seventieth birthday with a look back on his incredible career, during which he has traveled around the world many times over and mad...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Wiley (first published 2009)
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I enjoyed the first bit of the book where he talks about his beginnings. It's easy to read, but a little short on information. I would have liked to know a bit more. Unfortunately once he starts his solo career the rest of the book is more and more about name dropping, not about music at all and not about himself either. It becomes a simple list of famous people he met (who are all either "charminng" or "a hoot" and all think Galway is a fantastic guy). This was not enough to hold my interest, t...more
Emily Good
This autobiography, written by Sir James Galway, provided insights into his career as a world renouned flautist. While I found it to be not terribly well written, it still was worthwhile for a better appreciation and understanding of the flute world and players within it. :)
Excellent book! As a fellow flutist, Sir James Galway is are role model and it is great to hear his story!
Junyan Boon
I love James Galway and this book re-inspired me to resume intensively training my flute skills!
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