Conor Connolly - Button Accordion player & Singer
Artists ProfileConor is twenty one years of age and comes from the parish of Clarinbridge in South Co. Galway. He is currently completing a B.A in History and English in the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Coming from South Galway, Conor is influenced by the rich Irish Music tradition of that area particularly that of the Button Accordion which was popularised by the late Joe Cooley of Peterswell. Other big influences include Charlie Harris, Tony MacMahon and Andrew McNamara and the music of East Galway and Clare. He also holds great interest in music of the 1920s and 30s namely melodion player P.J Conlon and fiddle virtuoso James Morrison.
He attends many of the Traditional Music festivals around the country including, Scoil Samhradh Willie Clancy, Feakle International Music Festival, Cooley-Collins Traditional Music weekend and Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh.