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.
Mr. Lamy has appeared as a guest teacher at The Juilliard School, USC, CSU Northridge, Occidental College, Rutgers University, University of Tennessee, University of Maine, Bard College, and the Cal Arts Institute. Students of Mr. Lamy have gone on to attain professional positions in the Milwaukee Symphony, The Pacific Symphony, and the Santa Fe Opera.
In the off-season Mr. Lamy has lead birding tours for "Birds of The Gambia, Inc." and works as a field ornithologist, studying song-learning and regional variation in birds of Eastern North America and West Africa.