Galway is confused, but he's right about Paisley
For his own sake, the brilliant musician James Galway should stay well away from politics, says Ruth Dudley Edwards
Published 14/06/2015 | 02:30
There was uproar in Northern Ireland last week over a row started by a flute player. And, no, I don't mean one of those in a garish uniform who occasionally misbehave outside a Roman Catholic Church. I mean Sir James Galway.
"The Man with the Golden Flute" came from a materially poor but musically rich family that was part of the strong band-culture that is a glory of the Ulster Protestant tradition.
At 11, James Galway won the junior, senior and open Belfast flute championships all on the same day, and a life of international achievement, riches and respect followed.