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James Galway

James Galway was taught to play the flute by an uncle and he went on to join the Belfast Youth Orchestra. He attended the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and the Paris Conservatory. He was the principal flute of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for six years before beginning a career as a solo musician. In 1978 Galway and the... See full bio »

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Known For

Born of Fire Soundtrack
Revolution Music Department
Live from Lincoln Center Self / Self - Flute


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 2019 Øgendahl og de store forfattere (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Karin Michaëlis (2019) ... (music)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (featured soloist - as Sir James Galway)
 1986 The Return of the Antelope (TV Series) (musician - 13 episodes)
- Moving On (1986) ... (musician: flute)
- Mrs Mallarby's Day (1986) ... (musician: flute)
- The Bottle of Amontillado (1986) ... (musician: flute)
- The Lost Park (1986) ... (musician: flute)
- Pagoda of Doom (1986) ... (musician: flute)
 1985 Revolution (musician: children's theme)
 1980-1981 Brendon Chase (TV Series) (musician - 13 episodes)
- Run to Earth (1981) ... (musician: flute)
- The Storm (1981) ... (musician: flute)
- Retreat (1981) ... (musician: flute)
- The Mighty Caliban (1981) ... (musician: flute)
- The Picnic (1981) ... (musician: flute)
 1980 The World on Monday (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Ned Kelly: The Making of a Myth (1980) ... (musician: flute)
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Self (49 credits)
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Sir James Galway


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