Maggie Carty, Irish banjo player

Maggie Carty


Boyle native Maggie Carty was brought upin a musical family spanning generations. Her father John Carty, Irish television TG4’s Traditional Musician of the Year 2003, is recognised as one ofIreland’s finest musicians. In 2015, Maggie graduated from NUIGalway with a BA Irish Studies and began working inTVproduction. With a great love for the Irish language, she taught a film and communications course in Gael Linn.As a singer and banjo player, Maggie has performed at some of the most prestigious festivals including Fiddle Tunes; Milwaukee Irish Festival USA; Austin Celtic Music Festival USA; Tonder Festival

Denmark; Return to Camden Town, UK; The Gathering; and Fleadh Cheoil na Éireann, Ireland. She has toured Ireland, Europe and America extensively, sharing the stage with some of the most prolific musicians of the tradition including Mike McGoldrick, Dermot Byrne, Dónal Lunny, Arty McGlynn, Shane McGowan, The John Carty Festival Band andAt the Racket. Maggie has been described as having found her second home on stage and has a natural stage talent. In 2016, Maggie released her debut recording ‘Settle Out of Court’ with her father John Carty and accompaniment from Shane McGowan and Dónal Lunny. The album is a mixture of tunes and songs showcasing Maggie’s unique voice and banjo accompaniment.In 2017, Maggie was invited by the Irish National Association of Australia, Sydney, to teach and play music as part of their residency scheme.