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.
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