2023 Folk Music Festival 1

The McGoldrick Sisters & Jimmy Patrick

A key presence within the McGoldrick family ensemble, Jimmy Patrick, along with Catherine on flute and Ciara on concertina and vocals, constitutes an integral segment of the larger group led by the internationally acclaimed flautist Mike McGoldrick. Their musical repertoire spans a diverse spectrum, encompassing lively jigs and reels that inspire foot-tapping, as well as emotive slow airs and poignant songs. Originating from Barrow-in-Furness, Jimmy’s musical journey includes formal education in music at Newcastle University, which, combined with his global travels and residencies, has enabled him to assimilate a range of international guitar techniques, subsequently infusing his playing with a distinctive flair. His performances have graced stages across the UK, Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia, and Asia. Meanwhile, Catherine and Ciara, both nieces of Mike McGoldrick, honed their musical skills at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. They have also shared their talents alongside renowned artists at numerous international festivals, further solidifying their reputation in the global music scene.

Folk Music Festival Herefordshire

Bromyard Folk Festival

7th-10th September 2023

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