Formed in the early 2000s, The Máirtín O’Connor Trio has become a prominent force in traditional Irish music. With acclaimed albums “Crossroads” and “Going Places,” they’ve toured globally, from the Sydney Opera House to New York’s Symphony Space Centre, winning over audiences in Ireland, Britain, Europe, North America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
At the trio’s core is Máirtín O’Connor, a revered accordionist known for his time with De Danann and contributions to Riverdance. His masterful playing and composing have earned him legendary status in Irish music.
Cathal Hayden, another remarkable talent in the group, is an All-Ireland champion on fiddle and banjo, with a founding role in Four Men and a Dog. His influence extends to inspiring emerging musicians and collaborations with renowned artists.
Completing the trio is Seamie O’Dowd, a versatile multi-instrumentalist with a notable career touring with groups like Dervish and working with esteemed musicians. Seamie’s talents have been recognized with a nomination at the RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards.
Together, The Máirtín O’Connor Trio delivers a whirlwind tour of Irish musical traditions, pushing boundaries while staying rooted in tradition. Their remarkable performances and musical prowess have earned them accolades and a dedicated following, solidifying their place as Irish music pioneers on the global stage.