Damien O’Reilly – Accordion
Damien O’Reilly is a traditional accordion player and teacher from Corofin Co. Clare. He has toured and played throughout Europe and all over Ireland. In the recent past Damien has collaborated with many greats of Irish music including Frankie Gavin, Noel Hill, Mary Bergin, Tony Linnane, Liam O’Connor, Conal Ó’Gráda, John Carty, James Cullinan, Caitlin nic Gabhann, Kieran Hanrahan, Jack Talty, Mulcahy family, The Raw Bar Collective, and the Kilfenora Céilí band among others.
Damien has been teaching music in his native Clare for 14 years, teaching accordion master classes and group music classes (Inis Óg). He has been a tutor and performer around Europe and many of the country’s festivals including Meitheal, Scoil Samhradh Willie Clancy, Scoil Ceoil na Bhotha Monoghan, Ennis Trad Festival, Fleadh Nua, Cooley Collins Gort, Éigse Dhiarmaidín Baile Bhuirne, John Dwyer Festival, Irish Festival Oulu Finland, Féile Cois Cuain, and the Temple Bar Trad Fest.