David Munnelly Band


Irish button accordion wizard David Munnelly brings new excitement and depth to traditional music while drawing on past masters including the Roaring 20's Flanagan Brothers for inspiration. The David Munnelly band has exploded onto the scene, with hit albums in Europe & Japan, dual CD releases in North America, and a full tour schedule. "They are a creative force at the true epicenter of Irish traditional music." (Live Ireland.com)

With their unique West Mayo style of playing - a wilder, freer style of performing Irish traditional music, evocative of the rugged, natural beauty of Ireland's famously beautiful West coast, David Munnelly & his band are making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. David personally has toured & performed with the Chieftains, DeDanaan, and numerous legendary Irish artists. David also composed & recorded the original soundtrack for a TG4 documentary "Solas sa nDorchadasm" for which he was received the 2003 Composer of the Year Award.

In 2001, David released his first CD, Swing, based in part on the music & exciting feel of the American Irish Dance Hall scene of the Roaring 20's, & dedicated to his grandparents. 2003 saw the band join the prestigious Irish Unplugged tour of Europe with Francis Black & Kieran Goss. In 2004, David's second CD, "By Heck," was released to critical & popular acclaim in Ireland, Europe & Japan. Rooted in the "wilder, freer West Mayo style of traditional music," reflective of the natural beauty of Ireland's western coast, it is being released in North America in March 2005.
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