Conor Connolly - Irish accordion

Conor Connolly – Free Reed


Conor Connolly is from Clarinbridge, Co. Galway and plays button accordion, piano and sings. He played the accordion with players like Joe Cooley who came from the locality and Joe Burke from whom he took lessons. He started playing tin whistle at age 8 and with encouragement from his parents moved onto the accordion at age 12 going to lessons with teacher Mary Murray in Athenry.

He was awarded TG4 Young Musician of the Year in 2019 (Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana ) and has given workshops at many of the Traditional Music festivals at home and abroad such as Scoil Samhradh Willie Clancy, Rencontres Musicales Irlandaises De Tocane in France, Feakle International Music Festival, Cooley-Collins Traditional Music Festival in Gort amongst others.