Dónal Lunny is popularly regarded as having being central to the renaissance of Irish Music over the last four decades.
Since the seventies Dónal has had involvement with some of the most innovative bands to emerge from Ireland including Planxty, the Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Coolfin, and more recently Mozaik, Usher’s Island, Triad, ZoDoMo, and Atlantic Arc Orchestra. He has toured across the world, collaborating with musicians of many different cultures.
One musician who has continually featured in his musical career is none other than Andy Irvine, who has had a key influence on his musical direction and style.
Dónal co-founded Mulligan Records and produced 17 albums for the label including all the Bothy Band albums and Andy and Paul Brady. Since then he has produced tracks for, and collaborated on albums with Kate Bush, Mark Knopfler, Indigo Girls, Clannad, and Baaba Maal among others. He produced the internationally acclaimed album for EMI, ‘Common Ground’, featuring such artists as Bono, Neil and Tim Finn, and Elvis Costello.