Aidan Connolly & Liam McGonigle - Fiddle and Accordion
Artists ProfileAidan Connolly is a fiddle player from Rathfarnham in Dublin and is a product of Craobh Naithí Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. His playing is influenced by a wide variety of fiddle platers, including Paddy Cronin, Paddy Canny and Denis Murphy.
Liam McGonigle is from Béal an Mhuirthead, County Mayo. He cites Joe Cooley, the great Galway box player as a major influence , but also owes much of his musical style to local Mayo musicians, having played, for example, with accordion player Joe Carey for many years.
Both Aidan and Liam have recently graduated from St. Patrick's College in Drumcondra, where they have been studying primary school teaching together. Both have performed at Tunes in the Church over the years, and recorded a track on the Tunes in the Church CD released in 2013.