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Johnny Óg Connolly

September 16, 2023 | 1:00 pm


Johnny Óg Connolly, a renowned traditional musician and composer from the Connemara Gaeltacht, excels in accordion and melodeon. His debut solo album ‘Aisling Yoshua’ won Folk Album of the Year in 2011. Composing extensively, he draws inspiration from Irish language poetry and created two song cycles, including one with Liam Ó Maonlaí on vocals, based on Máirtín Ó Direáin’s poetry. Recently, he received a commission to write a music series based on the life of his father, the renowned melodeon player Johnny Connolly. The series titled ‘An Cosan Draíochta’ (The Enchanted Path) concluded a successful nationwide tour in late 2022. Currently, Johnny Óg is researching Conamara’s music.

Joining him are Cliodhna Costello on banjo and mandolin, and Pádraig Ó Dubhghaill on guitar, forming a talented ensemble of traditional musicians.

Sponsored by: Guy’s Bar


September 16, 2023
1:00 pm
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