Danny Diamond

Genres: Irish Writing | Music

Danny Diamond is a fiddle player, composer, and recording engineer based in Dublin. In his music, Danny creates a unique sound-world, rooted in the rich heritage of Irish traditional music, while also incorporating wider influences from Nordic and American folk to baroque music to electronic music. Danny currently combines international touring with Teac Damsa’s multi award-winning dance theatre show Swan Lake /Loch na hEala along with a range of collaborations and solo projects, notably the fiddle duo NORTH (with Conor Caldwell). Past projects include the experimental Irish/Nordic trio Slow Moving Clouds (2014-2018), with whom he released two albums and created the score for Teac Damsa’s Swan Lake / Loch na hEala; and the acclaimed Irish traditional band Mórga (2008-2017), with whom he recorded two albums and toured extensively in Europe and North America. Danny’s debut recording Fiddle Music (2014) and follow-up NORTH (2016, with Conor Caldwell) were both hailed as contemporary classics, with NORTH being nominated for The Irish Times Traditional Album of the Year 2016. A second solo recording, Elbow Room, was released in October 2017.

Arts Council 70
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Europe Programme
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
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