Arty McGlynn

Irish guitar legend Arty McGlynn who has a jazz-influenced album called Botera out at the moment was in action at the weekend in Enniskillen playing in duo with his wife fiddle player/singer Nollaig Casey. McGlynn, whose career stretches back to the showband era, to high profile work with Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, and which has also included several years as musical director in the 1980s with Van Morrison appearing on such beloved albums as Inarticulate Speech of the Heart and Avalon Sunset, was playing in the gallery bar of the Ardhowen theatre. The beautiful ‘Moran’s Return’ and ‘E Minor Reel/Lads of Laois’ medley were the pick of the first set, McGlynn’s sense of time and rock solid rhythmic discipline a marvel. 

Arty McGlynn, top at Ardhowen, in the middle video wondrously on ‘The Healing Game’ with Van Morrison, and in the 1990s playing the lilting ‘Moran’s Return’ with Nollaig Casey.