A native of Cavan Town, Martin is highly regarded in traditional circles for his dynamic personal style on the accordion with his choice of tasteful settings, improvisation and his unique individual interpretation of the music.
Martin’s music has been recorded and released in a number of albums on the Clo Iar Chonnachta Label. His latest CD The Lady’s Plaything has been voted the no 1 folk album in Mullahoran .
Martin has appeared on BBC, UTV, T Na G and RTE Late Late Show as a guest talking about the NYAH And Fleadh Cheoil.
In conjunction with the Cavan Arts Office he has run workshops on music styles throughout country Cavan and held workshops overseas at the Catskills USA and Tocane France Summer schools.
Martin has been All Ireland Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Fleadh Cheoil Cavan 2010/2011/2012 events and entertainment chair, the All-Ireland Fleadh is Ireland’s largest festival of music, song and dance and in Cavan2012 it attracted over 350,000 visitors and 11,000 musicians from all over the world. The fleadh competitions alone attracting over 4,000 competitors annually from all over Ireland, Britain, Europe, USA and as far away as the Tokyo branch.
Martin Holds a T.T.C.T. In Traditional music teaching.
Check out the 2016 details here - 2017 details coming soon.