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Ben Fogle finished his tour of this nation's greatest music and musicians as he stopped off in Northern Ireland for the final Notes on Hidden Britain
But there’s one man who might take issue with Barry Douglas being labelled Belfast's greatest musical son…
There's no one prouder of Northern Ireland's heritage than the man with the golden flute Sir James Galway. As a boy he played in the city's famous marching bands. It was clear he had a gift for the flute and in no time he was studying in London. He began a career in orchestras, culminating with him being principal flute in the legendary Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan was fiercely ambitious and single-minded, and so is James Galway. To Karajan's dismay, in 1975, Galway quit the orchestra to become the world’s most famous flute soloist.
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