Paxos Festival

Dónal O’Connor

Dónal O’Connor is a musician who comes from a long and distinguished line of Irish traditional musicians and singers. Described as a ‘fearless musical adventurer’ and ‘a renaissance man’, he has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading record and television producers and has played and recorded with major figures in Irish music like the songwriter Duke Special, the master piper John McSherry, Steve Cooney, Mary Dillon,Horslips, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, and Liam Ó Maonlaí, who brought the multi award winning film, The Laughing Boy / To Yelasto Paidi, to a stunning close with his spectacular singing and keyboard playing. Having inherited a musical legacy of at least five generations of fiddle playing, Dónalhas toured the world from a young age and his collaborations have included membership of the Gaelic Song Supergroup A Stór Mo Chroí.