Big Whistle is pleased to welcome back Michael McGoldrick – a talisman regionally, nationally and internationally who is renowned for his hallmark and effortless fusion of traditional, roots and urbanised musical forms.

This unique gig will launch Michael’s fifth and stunning solo album ARC.

Expect the spectacular, as this prolific composer assembles his musical anchormen: Donald Shaw (keys), Dezi Donnelly (fiddle), Ed Boyd (guitar), Soren MacLean (electric guitar), Neil Yates (trumpet ), Ewan Vernal (bass), John Jo Kelly (bodhran) and Alyn Cosker (drums).

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Derby Hall

Part of Big Whistle Festival 2018.


“Michael is in a class of his own - it’s always a joy to share a stage or a studio (or a beer) with him”

Mark Knopfler

“One of the greatest flute players in the world”

BBC Music

“McGoldrick is a rare pearl. He can pull off the impossible”