Mairtin O'Connor began playing the accordion at the age of nine and has had a remarkable career stretching back to the late 70s. As well as performing as a leading member of many traditional groups, he has also recorded and toured with The Chieftains, Mark Knopfler, Elvis Costello, Rod Stewart and on the highly popular Riverdance show. His new album "The Road West" is a collection of more recent tunes, mostly rooted in the Irish tradition. Musicians include Nollaig Casey, Cathal Hayden, Gerry O'Connor, Marie Breathnach amongst others.
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