Upcoming Bodhrán Workshops

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I will be doing a couple of Bodhrán workshops over the next couple of months. First up is the Adult Feis in Ullapool from Friday 3rd – Monday 6th May. This is run by Feis Rois and is a great weekend of music & craic in a beautiful setting in the Highlands of Scotland. See the Feis Rois website for … Read More

Review for ‘In Session’

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Review of ‘In Session’ in this month’s FolkWorld from Alex Monaghan. “A great selection of traditional music which happens to feature Martin O’Neill’s very accomplished playing: In Session has to be worth a listen.” Read the full review here –  

Upcoming US Tour Dates

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Hitting the road this week again with Danú. Here’s a list of the dates for the next few weeks. A few new ones for us. February 28  – Gammage Auditorium | Tempe, AZ March 1  – Virginia G. Piper Theater – Scottsdale Center for the Perf. Arts | Scottsdale, AZ March 2  – Rialto Theater | Loveland, CO March 3  – Lakewood Cultural Center | Lakewood, CO … Read More

Gearing up for Celtic Connections

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Celtic Connections kicked off it’s 20th Anniversary yesterday and I’m really looking forward to the few shows I’m doing over there (and of course being back in Glasgow and catching up with lots of folk). First up, this weekend I’m playing as part of Duncan Lyall’s ‘New Voices’ piece, ‘Infinite Reflections’. This is revisiting the work that was premiered at … Read More

New CD available now

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Martin O'Neill : In Session CD

In Session is a collection of 10 tracks I’ve recorded with 10 different artists over the past 10 years. After a decade in the ‘industry’ I wanted to release something which was a snapshot of the musical path I’ve taken. Having recorded on more than 50 albums as a session musician I decided to showcase a few of my favourite tracks. I hope you enjoy.  Track … Read More

Trad Awards Nominations

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Delighted to hear that Treacherous Orchestra have been nominated for Album of the Year for our debut album, Origins. Also chuffed to hear that Fred Morrison band is up for Live Act of the Year. If you’d like to take part in the voting for this years awards click here – http://projects.scottishcultureonline.com/scotstradmusicawards/voting/ Voting is open from today until the 21st November … Read More

Special auction for a very special cause

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My younger cousin Josh (17) was diagnosed last year with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and has undergone various treatments for almost a year. With a strong support network around him and a determination to fight it, he has taken everything in his stride and faced the cancer head on (chemotherapy, radiotherapy and stem cell transfusion). Up until recently, the treatment appeared to be … Read More

On the road with Treacherous Orchestra

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I’m on the road this week with the mighty Treacherous Orchestra, starting this evening in Perth Concert Hall as part of the Gordon Duncan Memorial Concert. Always great fun being on the road with the lads. Here’s where we’re playing this coming week if you fancy coming along. 29th Sep – Perth Concert Hall, Perth 30th Sep – Eilean Donan Castle, … Read More

Skype Lessons

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I’ve started offering bodhrán lessons over Skype, which has turned out to be very popular, and ideal for those without access to a teacher in their local area. For more info and to book a lesson click here.