Liam O’Connor was born into a musical family in Dublin. His solo CD The Loom was voted Trad Album of the Year 2017 by the Irish Times. In September 2018 he was nominated for the Best Folk Instrumentalist RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards. 2018 saw the launch of a project called Re-creating P.W. Joyce: from 19th century manuscripts to an interactive online audio-visual resource which was conducted in partnership with the Irish Traditional Music Archive. He has performed with some of the leading traditional musicians of his time including Liam O’Flynn, Noel Hill, Tony MacMahon, Sean McKeon and Cormac Begley.