Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Máirtín O’Connor and Séamie O’Dowd

Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Máirtín O’Connor and Séamie O’Dowd

Two of Ireland's finest traditional musicians - button accordionist Máirtín O'Connor and guitarist Séamie O'Dowd - accompany the living songbook and national treasure that is vocalist Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill

Tour Dates

Tues 11 Sept, 8pm National Opera House, Wexford
Wed 12 Sept, 8pm Whelan's, Dublin 2
Thurs 13 Sept, 8pm Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Fri 14 Sept, 8pm Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
Sun 16 Sept, 10pm Station House Theatre, Clifden
Tues 18 Sept, 8pm glór, Ennis
Wed 19 Sept, 8pm St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel
Thurs 20 Sept, 8pm Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Sat 22 Sept, 8pm Roscommon Arts Centre
Sun 23 Sept, 7pm St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Portlaoise

For this very special tour, the swashbuckling musical spirit that has seen Máirtín O'Connor and Séamie O’Dowd dazzle audiences in the past provides an anchor to the shimmering vocals of Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill — with the promise of free-flowing instrumental duos to boot.

Maighread Ní Dhomnaill, winner of TG4’s “Traditional Singer of the Year” award, formed the band Skara Brae before touring the world with Donal Lunny’s Coolfin. She sings and tours most often with her sister Tríona and their recent concert performances with Martin Hayes, Denis Cahill and David Power have met with widespread critical acclaim.

Máirtín O'Connor’s dexterity and versatility on the accordion have seen him perform with a veritable who’s who of trad legends including Midnight Well, The Boys of the Lough, De Dannan, Skylark and the Riverdance orchestra.

One of Ireland’s foremost trad musicians, Séamie O’Dowd is a renowned multi-instrumentalist most associated with his performances as a member of trad powerhouse Dervish. He has also collaborated with such musicians as Christy Moore, Cathal Hayden, Jimmy Higgins, Tommy Emmanuel, and Liam O’Flynn.  


Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, voice

Máirtín O’ Connor, accordion

Séamie O’ Dowd, guitar, fiddle, voice

Tues 11 Sept National Opera House, Wexford 8pm , €16 / €14 053 9122144
Wed 12 Sept Whelan's, Dublin 2 8pm , €20 / €15 / €10 01 4750224 Music Network
Thurs 13 Sept Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 8pm , €17 / €14 094 9023733
Fri 14 Sept Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8pm , €15 / €12 074 9120777
Sun 16 Sept Station House Theatre, Clifden 10pm , €15 / €10 095 21699 Clifden Arts Festival
Tues 18 Sept glór, Ennis 8pm , €16 / €14 065 6843103
Wed 19 Sept St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel 8pm , €15 / €12 068 22566
Thurs 20 Sept Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 8pm , €20 / €18 01 2312929
Sat 22 Sept Roscommon Arts Centre 8pm , €16 / €14 090 6625824
Sun 23 Sept St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Portlaoise 7pm , €15 / €12 057 8663355 Laois County Council Arts Office

Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill's extraordinary rendition of "Róisín Dubh"

The Máirtín O'Connor Band plays "The Road West"

Séamie O'Dowd sings "Crooked Jack"

"Dark and deep, sonorous and controlled"

- The Irish Times [on Ní Dhomhnaill]

"One of the most versatile Irish button accordion players"

- Folkworld [on O’Connor]

"Musical legend"

- The Independent [on O’ Dowd]