Hyde Park Live

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What a blast we had at BBC Radio 2’s Festival in a Day at Hyde Park on Sunday. Our full set is up on the BBC site – Treacherous Orchestra

Intro to Modern Bodhrán for Beginners

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I am pleased to announce I will be running an 8 week ‘Intro to Modern Bodhrán’ course in Dublin, starting Tuesday 28th May. This will take place in Donnycarney Youth & Community Centre from 19:30 – 21:30. Priced at only €20 per week. Please call/email to book a place as space will be limited.

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