Larry Rone has been at the forefront of Celtic music in the Southwest for over twenty years. Larry is one of the best Irish flute and pennywhistle players in the region and and one of the finest bombarde players outside of Brittany. He is a former entertainment director for the North Texas Irish Festival and the Austin Celtic Festival. He has been a promoter of all forms of Celtic music, sponsoring tours of several top-shelf Breton musicians in the US.
Larry has played wooden flute, rustic oboe, pennywhistle and bombarde (a kind of Breton oboe developed by NASA rocket scientists) with several of Texas' finest traditional bands including Crazy Jane & the Bishop, Connemara and Rakish Paddy. Larry recently performed as a soloist on the bombarde with the Chicago Symphony.
He is also a highly respected flute played in Japan, where he was a founding member of the Kansai-based Banish Misfortune (Yakubarai) and performed regularly with the most famous Japanese folksinger-songwriter, Takaishi Tomoya. Larry has recorded with Michael Martin Murphy, Ed Miller and Eliza Gilkyson. Larry has lived and traveled widely in the British Isles and Brittany, collecting tunes and learning regional musical styles.