MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST • AUDIO ENGINEER • FESTIVAL PRODUCTION • MUSIC HISTORIAN
Rory's Solo Work
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Back in the ‘60s, Grammy-winning songwriter Burt Bacharach suggested that “what the world needs now is love, sweet love.” Notice he didn’t say “what the world needs now is another banjo player.” The convergence of World Music and Americana has left the planet littered with “gentlemen” (properly defined as someone who can play a banjo but doesn’t). But it’s a totally different proposition when that banjo picker is also a multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, festival promoter and music historian.
Meet Rory Modlinski, owner and operator of a huge heart and prodigious talent that fuses the high, lonesome sounds of Appalachia with the traditional and contemporary ballads of Ireland and England. When he’s not in the studio cutting tracks or developing other artists, he’s working operations at Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world’s largest Irish Music festival. “My goal in life is to spread not only my own music but the works of others, as well," he reflects. May the road rise up to meet him, indeed.
Live and Studio Engineering availability. Rory has worked with countless groups in the studio and in concert. Among these: Liz Carroll, David Francey, Makem and Clancy, Solas, The Willis Clan, and We Banjo 3.
Rory has been performing for over 10 years. Live performances with Renegade Retrograss, WarPiper, and his own solo work. Besides being an in demand session player, Rory has joined numerous bands on stage, including: Makem & Spain, We Banjo 3, Derek Bryne, Ian Gould and The Drowsy Lads.
With 20 years of experience and over 20 festivals under his belt, Rory provides high quality festival production work. Specializing in grounds operations and stage managing, Rory is a leading force in the world of festivals.