Delighted to welcome Tony O’Connell this year as one of our Tutors. Tony is a native of west Limerick now residing in Brosna Co. Kerry and is an All-Ireland Champion many times over. Having a distinctive and unique style of concertina playing Tony still remains true to his native Sliabh Luachra roots. Tony has numerous recordings to his name, his latest solo recording ‘Live and Well’ receiving critical acclaim.
Niall Hackett – Concertina
Niall plays concertina and bouzouki and has been teaching in Gaoth Dobhair for a number of years, where he has a thriving group of young concertina players. A Dublin native, he moved to Donegal in 2002 where he works as a freelance sound engineer and archivist with the Irish Traditional Music Archive. More recently he has returned to study music part-time at Ulster University focusing on 19th century mandolin technique under classical mandolinist and composer Chris Acquavella and is currently performing with experimental music collective ‘Árchú’.