About the Artists

Guest Artists on "The New Blackthorn Stick" Album

Mary Bergin, Dermot Byrne, Brian Conway, John Whelan, Kevin Crawford, Pat Mangan, Gabe Donohue, Jerry O'Sullivan, Donie Carroll, John Nolan, Haley Richardson, John Walsh, Greg Anderson, Floriane Blancke, Mike Stewart, Steve Holloway, Jim Musto


Artists International Management Soloist, Halcyon Trio, NJSO, The Mixed Flock and Irish Traditional Clarinetist

Clarinetist Andrew Lamy is critically acclaimed for his sweet, colorful tone, liquid phrasing, immaculate technique, and his energetic performance style. Mr. Lamy has performed with The New York Philharmonic, Saint Louis Symphony, Royal Opera of London, has been soloist with The New Jersey Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, and The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, and has performed numerous international broadcasts with The Metropolitan Opera.  He is a member of the NJSO, the Halcyon Trio and The Mixed-Flock Ensemble.  Andy has studied Irish music from tinwhistler Mary Bergin and fiddler Brian Conway, and has won gold in the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh, and has performed with the acclaimed Chieftains at New York Town Hall.  His students have been admitted to Juilliard, Eastman, New England Conservatory, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, and have attained principal and assistant principal positions in the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, The Idaho Philharmonic, and the Milwaukee Symphony. 

“The New Blackthorn Stick” is the first ever Irish traditional clarinet album. The album features clarinetist Andrew Lamy performing dance sets and lyrical airs in both solo and group instrumental combinations, co-featuring the master musicians who taught and inspired him in his pursuit of adding the voice of the clarinet to Irish traditional music.

Picture: Andrew Lamy premiering the Lalo Schifrin Triple Concerto for clarinet, viola, and piano.