Album Release - Danny O' Mahony / In Retrospect

Danny O’ Mahony is a traditional button accordionist from Ballyduff in North County Kerry, recognised for his unique and virtuosic style of solo playing. In 2011, Danny released his long awaited and highly acclaimed debut solo recording ‘In Retrospect’. This album features Danny playing alongside Patsy Broderick on piano, Cyril O’ Donoghue on bouzouki and Johnny ‘Ringo’ McDonagh on bodhrán & bones. Worth checking out.

Danny presents and produces a weekly radio programme Trip to the Cottage which features Irish Traditional Music and Song for broadcast on Radio Kerry ( He has toured extensively in Europe, United States, Canada and Australia. Danny frequently attends festivals and summer schools as guest tutor, lecturer and performer. His current area of special interest is the music of Tom Carmody and the James Morrison Quartet.

Danny is regularly featured as a performer on RTÉ, TG4, RTÉ Radio One, Lyric FM, and Raidió na Gaeltachta. He has appeared on broadcasts such as Lyric FM’s Masters of Tradition concert series, RTÉ’s Céilí House and Forefront Productions’ Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and Geantraí. In 2009, Danny revived The Shannon Vale Céilí Band. The original band was formed in Ballyduff, Co. Kerry by fiddler Dr. Mick Sweeney in 1959. The Shannon Vale Céilí Band won the prestigious All-Ireland Senior Céilí Band title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, in 2011.

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Comment by Enda Seery on February 28, 2012 at 9:22

Lovely box player. By the way Danny is playing at Aras an Mhuilinn, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath this Friday, March 2nd @8 30pm. Should be a good one.

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