Saturday, May 26 1:30pm-5:30pm
Crescent Arts Centre
John will be giving a short, free recital at 5:15. This is free and open to the public
Born in London, fiddle and banjo player Carty has established himself among the elite in Irish traditional music and as a staunch supporter of its preservation. He developed his love for fiddle, banjo, and flute, all of which he has mastered,through his multi-instrumentalist father who was a member of the Glenside Ceili Band in London in the 1960’s.
Soon after settling in Boyle, Co Roscommon, Carty released his 1994 debut banjo album, The Cat that Ate the Candle to positive reviews. This led to his first fiddle album, Last Night's Fun, released on Shanachie Records in 1996 and was
closely followed by two further solo fiddle albums Yeh, That's All It Is and At It Again. These albums have been described as a milestones in recorded fiddle music. In 1997 he formed At the Racket, a fun, loose, free-spirited dance band named after an old Flanagan Brothers 78 rpm. The group has recorded three highly acclaimed CDs all on John’s own label Racket Records and continues to tour all the major European festivals, often with his children who have grown into fine musicians themselves.