John Carty is
one of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians having been awarded the Irish Television station, TG4’s Traditional
Musician of the Year in 2003. He joins previous acclaimed winners Matt Molloy (Chieftains flautist), Tommy Peoples (Master
Fiddler), Mary Bergin (whistle player, Dordan), Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Harpist) and Paddy Keenan (Uilleann Piper), all
of whom are considered to be the leading exponents of their instruments within the Irish tradition.