Máirtín O'Connor

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Máirtín O'Connor
Máirtín O'Connor Bristol 2012.jpg
O'Connor backing Cara Dillon at the 2012 Bristol Folk Festival
Background information
BornGalway, Ireland
Associated actsMidnight Well, De Dannan, The Boys of the Lough, Skylark, Cara Dillon
O'Connor (right) with Frankie Gavin, on stage with De Dannan at the 1985 Trowbridge Folk Festival

Máirtín O'Connor is an Irish button accordionist from Galway, Ireland, who began playing at the age of nine, and whose career has seen him as a member of many traditional music groups that include Skylark, Midnight Well, De Dannan, and The Boys of the Lough. A traditional Irish musician, O'Connor was one of the major forces of the music in the world-renowned Riverdance.[1]

His first solo album A Connachtman's Rambles established him as a solo musician and proved a major critical success.[citation needed] O'Connor has released three albums since; Perpetual Motion, released in 1990, Chatterbox, released in 1993, and The Road West, released in 2005.


Solo work[edit]

  • The Connachtman's Rambles (1979)
  • Perpetual Motion (1990)
  • Chatterbox (1993)
  • The Road West (2005)
  • Rain of Light

With others[edit]

Session work[edit]


  1. ^ "Máirtín O'Connor Biography". Tara Music Company Limited. 1999–2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. ^ Ng, Alan (2000–2013). "Irish Traditional Music Tune Index Album Details for Crossroads by Máirtín O'Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O'Dowd". Irishtune.info. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  3. ^ zodomo.ie

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