Diarmuid Ó Meachair in Concert with Special Guests

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Diarmuid Ó Meachair in Concert with Special Guests

Diarmuid Ó Meachair in concert at Egans Bar Parkbridge, with special guests TBA. Session afterwards with local musicians.

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Egans Bar Parkbridge Shillelagh Y21 Y7E8 Wicklow Ireland

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Diarmuid Ó Meachair is a BC & C#D Button Accordion player from Cúil Aodha in West Cork. He is also an accomplished 10 key melodeon player and sean-nós singer. He was recently awarded the prestigious Young Musician of the year award from TG4 for 2022. He is one of the most exciting accordion players of his generation.

In 2016, Diarmuid won the Senior All Ireland melodeon title at the Fleadh in Ennis at 19 years of age. At the All Ireland Fleadh the following year he was invited to perform at a tribute concert in memory of Finbarr Dwyer, his debut solo performance was well received.

Diarmuid has won many sean nós singing competitions at the competitive Oireachtas na Samhna, Corn Darach Ó Catháin and Corn Seosamh Ó hÉanaigh especially.

To listen to his music, visit: https://diarmuidomeachairaccordionmusic.com/

In 2018, Diarmuid graduated from Mary Immaculate College with a Bachelor’s degree in Primary Education. In his first and current post as a teacher in Gaelscoil Uí Riordáin, Diarmuid directed a group of 80 children to perform four sean-nós songs traditionally sung in Muscraí as part of Cór fhéile Chorcaí.

Diarmuid has been invited to teach at various festivals such as Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Súilleabháin, Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh and the Meitheal summer school. He has made solo performances on two series of Tradfest TG4 as well as the second series of Slí na mBeaglaioch.