At First Light               

                                               my son Dónal O'Connor 's band with John McSherry and Francis McIlduff             


Martin Quinn                

                                                    music partner in various projects including  Oirialla, Jig Away the Donkey,

                                                Creative Connexions ,  Lá Lugh,    Accordion restorations and sales   



                                                    The music of Ireland from the pages of the Companion to Irish Traditional Music.    

                                                 music director and narrater Fintan Vallaly              


Gilles le Bigot                 

                                                   Duo partner and musical colleague since the early 1990's  Breton guitarist and band                                                            leader of Empritempes, Barzaz,  Skolvan. Member of Lá Lugh and now Oirialla ; Duo                                                              album In Concert


 Thomas D'árcy McGee Summerschool, Carlingford  

                                                  Held in the birthplace of one of the Founding Fathers of the Canadian Federation.  



Creative Connexions          Oct 21 -26 2015  Sitges, Barcelona

                                                  is a three-day, two-country, multi-venue showcase of Irish and Catalan Culture. This                                                      unique event will be delivered by Internationally recognised Irish and Catalan writers,                                                   poets, artists, composers and performers through exhibitions, readings, lectures,                                                            workshops, film and performances.         


Eithne Ní Uallacháin 

                                               The Life ad Music of my late wife and musical companion for 20 years. 

                                               Solo album Bilingua released Dec 2014




Cathal McConnell              


                                               Flute Player and singer  with The Boys of the Lough  I published a collection of 123 songs


                                               " I have Travelled this Country"    sung by Cathal  



Nuala Kennedy              

                                                        Flute player and singer. Member of Oirialla.  tours with own band and Snowflake Trio and                                                                               other musical  projects.   


Redbox Recording Studio.

                                                    Run by Cormac O'Kane and Dónal O'Connor. Record, master, video,post


Claddagh Records            Label for Skylark albums 



Gael Linn Records                " Bilingua " Eithne Ní Uallacháin's solo album is available here 



Celtic Café                             good quality Irish music albums available 


The Irish Rovers                

                                                      I am a member of this legendary band since 2013.



Bilingua Concert Singers














I am an Irish fiddle player, music producer and label owner of Lughnasa Music. Please check out on my projects page the various activities I am presently involved in;  these include performing, teaching, arranging and producing.


 A selection of CDs are available from the Store, including Lá Lugh, Skylark, Journeyman and all more recent projects on which I am working: Oirialla, Jig Away the Donkey and a live Duo album with longtime musical partner, Breton guitarist Gilles le Bigot .


The long awaited album Bilingua by Eithne Ní Uallacháin is now available at Gael Linn label. Please visit Eithne's website for lots of photos and details abouth Eithne's life and her music. 


Recent developments include the publication of Cathal McConnell's song collection "I Have Travelled this Country" and, in collaboration with Fintan Vallely, we have created a mixed media one hour concert presentation of Fintan's  "Companach", the definitive Encyclopedia of Irish Music.


I continue to play as guest musician with  the wonderful White Raven vocal trio  and the celebrated and highly successful veterans of the Irish folk music scene The Irish Rovers. Check out these activities under Projects. 


I also manage a business in Violin Restoration and Sales under O'Connor Violins.


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Tunes by the Christmas tree

Recording the Christmas concert /video with The Irish Rovers in Chatham,Ontario, Nov. 2011.

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