Martin Tourish

Instruments: Accordian | Composer

Martin Tourish is an accordionist and composer from Co. Donegal. In 2008 he was named Young Musician of the Year by TG4and after completing his PhD thesis in 2013, became a member of the band Altan.  As a performer, he has recorded with the National Symphony Orchestra, played Vicar Street with Patti Smith, the Royal Albert Hall with the Chieftains and more recently, performed The Gold-berg Variations with Dermot Dunne. As a composer, his music has been performed by Martin Hayes, Triona Marshall, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Paddy Moloney and Macklemore, amongst others. Published work includes Altan: The Tunes(2015) as well as many titles for Universal Edition and in 2021, he completed a radical redesign of the piano accordion in partnership with Bompezzo.

Martin Tourish
Arts Council 70
Cork County Council
Pure Cork