Gay McIntyre - a Derry Legend

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Abstract

Clarinettist and saxophonist Gay McIntyre, who this year celebrates his 75th birthday, has assumed legendary status in his home town of Londonderry in Northern Ireland but the high calibre of his performing and teaching is known only to a chosen few beyond the famous walls of the city. In recent years McIntyre has restricted the geographic spread of his activity mainly to Ireland, intensifying his reputation in his home country whilst denying the wider jazz fraternity the opportunity to appreciate his talent. In this paper I raise awareness of this remarkable musician, outlining his colourful career to date, highlighting key musical relationships and focusing on the diverse musical influences, including those of operatic tenors and Irish traditional music, which have shaped the intense, lyrical sound and melodic invention which have become the McIntyre trademark.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2008
EventLeeds International Jazz Conference 2008 - Leeds College of Music, England
Duration: 15 Mar 2008 → …

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ConferenceLeeds International Jazz Conference 2008
Period15/03/08 → …

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Jazz
Teaching
Ireland
Northern Ireland
Londonderry
Fraternity
Johnny Depp
Birthday
Musical Influences
Traditional music
Legend
Sound
Derry
Home Town
Trademark
Musicians
Invention

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Lyons, F. (2008). Gay McIntyre - a Derry Legend. In Unknown Host Publication
Lyons, Frank. / Gay McIntyre - a Derry Legend. Unknown Host Publication. 2008.
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Lyons F. Gay McIntyre - a Derry Legend. In Unknown Host Publication. 2008