Molly McLaughlin

Molly McLaughlin



   1500 W 37th St, Kansas City, MO, 64111

Molly McLaughlin is a Kansas City-based flutist, composer, and vocalist specializing in traditional Irish flute and whistle. She has toured with Jethro Tull, recorded at Capitol Records, and performed at the Folk Alliance International Conference. Molly holds a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelor of Music from the Hartt School, specializing in contemporary, Classical, and traditional Irish flute. In addition to a full teaching studio, Molly performs regularly with her band, Into the Sun.

In 2007, Molly was chosen to complete a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland for personal study and transcription of Irish music.  She has competed in and won multiple competitions including the grand prize of the 2006 vanRooy Competition for Musical Excellence, first prize in the 2011 Redlands Young Artist Competition, and was awarded an alto flute in the 2008 Brio! Flutes Alternative Flute Competition.

Additionally, Molly released her first album, A Beautiful Dying, in 2017. A Beautiful Dying, is a musical ceremony exploring the inseverable dance of death and life.