Tony MacMahon and Steve Cooney
Tony MacMahon is an iconic and influential accordion player, commentator, and former TV and radio producer from county Clare. Primarily influenced by key players such as Joe Cooley, MacMahon has recorded Traditional Irish Accordion, (1972), I gCnoc na Graí, with Noel Hill, concertina (1985), Aislingí Ceoil (1993) with Noel Hill, concertina, and Iarla Ó Lionáird, voice, MacMahon from Clare (2001), Scaoil Amach an Pocaide - Live in Spiddal (2014), with Steve Cooney, guitar, and Farewell to Music (2016).
Steve Cooney, an Australian born guitarist, bassist, producer and didgeridoo player, of Irish ancestry, is one of the most respected modern performers of traditional music today. He is regarded as a leading stylist of modern guitar accompaniment as a respected composer of traditional melodies and songs. He has performed and recorded with leading musicians such as Dermot Byrne, Tony MacMahon, Sharon Shannon, Altan, Martin Hayes, Mary Black, Sliabh Notes, Séamus Begley and many others.
“What could be better than hearing the combination of these two iconic musicians. This is a beautiful and profoundly heartfelt recording that anybody interested in Irish music should own”
“A fine valediction from a musician whose fervour shows few signs of waning”
Siobhan Long, The Irish Times
John Kelly, Lyric FM
“A thing of wonder.”
Ellen Cranitch, Lyric FM
“This is just wonderful! No ifs or buts – I can (and have) listened it for hours at a time”.
Rod Stradling, Musical Traditions