máirtín o'connor band in concert
thursday aug 13 at 20:00 (duration approx 2 hours)
venue: University Concert Hall, Foundation Building
The Máirtín O'Connor Band has an infectious and irresistible style and constantly growing status has kept him very busy not only with live concerts but also as a session musician on recordings by many national and international musicians such as Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello, Mark Knofler, Tanita Tikaram, Townes Van Zandt, Chieftains, the Dubliners, Christy Moore, Davy Spillane, Maire Brennan, the Waterboys.
Máirtín also played on the very prestigious Paris Mussette as series of records chronicling the history of the mussette, featuring top French accordion players which are included in the Phonographic History of French accordion Music. As a soloist he has performed with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on Bill Whelan's Seville Suite and in 1995 he played a major role in the world renowned 'Riverdance'. He has also worked on the music for Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' featuring Ben Kingsley and written by Shaun Davey, plus Bill Whelan's 'Some Mother's Son'. His music is simply out of this world and must be seen to be believed!
'Technical brilliance, a flamboyant style and a versatility that seems to encompass every form of traditional music of countless countries, as well as classical music, mark out Máirtín O'Connor as a squeeze box player in the very top echelon.'
See them on Youtube here.