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James Galway

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Irish flute participant of both traditional and well-known music that has released a lot more than 40 albums since 1979. After he shifted to London as an adolescent to pursue a profession like a flautist, he researched music in the Paris Conservatoire. He performed for the Academy Award-winning soundtracks of Peter Jackson’s Lord from the Bands film trilogy, made up by Howard Shoreline. He wedded Claire LeBastard, after that Annie Renggli on, may 2, 1972, and Jeanne Cinnante Galway on Sept 9, 1984. He adopted the footsteps of Jean-Pierre Rampal and became among the 1st flute players to determine an international profession like a soloist.

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Full Name James Galway
Date Of Birth December 8, 1939
Place Of Birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Profession Flute Player
Education Royal College of Music
Spouse Jeanne Cinnante Galway
Children Jennifer Galway, Charlotte Galway, Patrick Galway, Stephen Galway
Parents Ethel Galway, James Galway, Sr.
Siblings George Galway
Awards Classic Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music
Music Groups Berlin Philharmonic
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Classic Brit Award for Album of the Year, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Classical Program - Performing Arts
TV Shows Live from Lincoln Center
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1His flute can be heard during The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) while Frodo and Sam are at the foot of Mt. Doom before the ring is destroyed.
2Virtuoso flute player.
3Father of sons, Stephen Galway (son of Claire LeBasterd); and Patrick Galway (son of Annie Renggli); and twin daughters, Charlotte Galway and Jennifer Galway (daughters of Annie Renggli) who were born in August 1974.
4He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1977 and Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to music.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Return of the Antelope1986TV Series musician - 13 episodes
Revolution1985musician: children's theme
Brendon Chase1980-1981TV Series music performer - 13 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John Denver: Country Boy2013TV Movie documentary performer: "Annie's Song"
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19782013TV Movie documentary performer: "Annie's Song"
Born of Fire1987performer: "Flute Sonata", "Syrinx", "Flute Elegy"
Top of the Pops1978TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Christmas Glory from New York2001TV MovieFlautist
James Galway Invites1991TV Series

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003featured soloist - as Sir James Galway

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breakfast2004-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Flautist
BBC Proms2009TV SeriesHimself
Live from Lincoln Center1982-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Flute
Legends2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Classical Brit Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Masterchef1993TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street1980-1993TV SeriesHimself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Concerto1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Jauchzet, frohlocket - Weihnachten in Nürnberg1992TV Special documentaryFlöte (Flute)
The Wall: Live in Berlin1990TV Movie documentary
Le grand échiquier1989TV SeriesHimself
Royal Variety Performance 19871987TV MovieHimself
Christmas Carol1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today1980-1985TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1985TV SeriesHimself
Galway Plays Mancini1983Documentary
Andy Williams' Early New England Christmas1982TV MovieHimself - Flautist
The Val Doonican Music Show1976-1982TV SeriesHimself
John Denver: Music and the Mountains1981TV Special
Great Performances1981TV SeriesHimself
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
The Sounds of Christmas1979TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Royal Variety Performance 19791979TV Special
This Is Your Life1979TV Series documentaryHimself
Good Morning America1978TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1978TV SeriesHimself
Music at Harewood1977TV SeriesHimself - Music Performer
Aquarius1977TV SeriesHimself
Face the Music1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legends2007TV Series documentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Instrumental PerformanceBeauty and the Beast (1991)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsLive from Lincoln Center (1976)· John Goberman (producer)
· Zubin Mehta (host)


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