James Galway and the New Irish Chamber Orchestra.

In a concert recorded at the RDS Dublin on 27 September 1980 and broadcast in two parts on 4 and 11 January 1981 James Galway performed both as a soloist and conductor of the New Irish Chamber Orchestra lead by Mary Gallagher.

James Galway Conducts at the RDS in Dublin. Filmed in September 1980 and broadcast in January 1981.
James Galway Conducts the New Irish Chamber Orchestra. Photo by John Cooney.

This excerpt from the first programme features the opening piece is by a flute concerto in C Major by Georg Philipp Telemann.

The proceeds from both concerts went to St Michael's House in Dublin.

'James Galway at the RDS’ was broadcast on 4 January 1981. The programme was introduced by Jim Sherwin.