Brian Donnellan

Instruments: Bouzouki | Concertina

Brian Donnellan is an accomplished concertina, bouzouki and multi-instrumentalist hailing from an East Clare family steeped in traditional Irish music.

His deep connection to East Clare music is evident in his concertina playing, displaying a flowing and empathetic style that fits perfectly with that area. He adopts a very simple but rhythmic style when playing the bouzouki, allowing space for the melody to flourish.

He has performed nationally and internationally at various venues and festivals including The National Concert Hall, Irish Arts Center New York, The Kilkenny Arts Festival and The Edinburgh and Belfast International Arts Festivals.

Brian is a member of the newly formed quintet, Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble, who recently released their debut album, “Peggy’s Dream”. He also plays with the renowned Tulla Céilí Band.

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