Mick Conneely & David Munnelly: Master Musicians

Saturday 9th Oct 2021
  • Music

In embracing the new era of hybrid events, SEAC is proud to present Mick Conneely and David Munnelly, live in the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre with a live -theatre audience. The concert will also be live-streamed to those who cannot attend the theatre in person. Please be mindful of which ticket option you choose when booking. 

Mick Conneely & David Munnelly
it’s the wild music of the in-crowd” Dan Neely, Irish Echo

“old style music played in the old style, music that is both ageless and very much of now” Sean Laffey, Folkworld

Dave and Mick are master musicians no doubt about it, they have the credentials: the track record, the bands, albums and collaborations, but here you get more than just great musicianship, you get a dialogue, a conversation happening now, not parroted lines from some slickly rehearsed ensemble, that is the real excitement here. Clearly they have practiced long and hard, there are gaps and stops and changes of rhythm which the boys hit spot on, but you’d be forgiven if you thought they’d just walked into the pub and played straight of the cuff.

Mick Conneely – Fiddle / Bouzouki
Mick is one of the most respected fiddle players of his generation. He has played, toured & recorded with many artists, most notably De Danann. In 2001 his debut solo album ‘Selkie’ was released to critical acclaim on the prestigious boutique trad label Cló Iar-Chonnacht and he has recorded on numerous albums to date.
Along with fellow De Danann band member Alec Finn, Mick is a leading exponent of the 6-string Greek bouzouki in Irish traditional music. Mick teaches fiddle and bouzouki classes at various festivals at home and abroad, for example: Willie Clancy Summer School in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland; MA course in Traditional Irish Music Performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland; Catskills Irish Arts Week, NY, USA; Augusta Heritage Celtic Week, Davis & Elkins College, WV, USA.

David Munnelly – Accordion / Melodeon
David Munnelly was born into a musical family growing up listening to the singing and accordion playing of his Grandmother and the lilting of his grandfather. He was surrounded by music from very early on. At the age of 7 David picked up the accordion from listening to the playing of an uncle and from there continued to show great interest in traditional music. After going to college in Dublin for a few years David was fortunate to be asked to join a band with Niamh Parsons whom he toured with for six years. After a few years playing and touring with such notaries as Gerry O Connor, Garry O Briain, De
Danann and the Chieftains, in 1999 he set up the David Munnelly band with the recording of his debut CD titled Swing. He recorded three other band CDs and David and the band have toured extensively in North America, Europe and Japan and with some changes to the line up to the band they continue to tour and promote the unique sound of Irish music that they started with over 10 years ago.


This concert will be live-streamed with a live audience from The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre. Please note that your image may be shown on our social media platforms as part of the live-streamed event.

All ticket holders must hold a valid Covid-19 vaccine certificate to attend on the night.

Tickets are extremely limited, and must be booked in advance.

We cannot accommodate walk-ups at this time.

We respectfully request that you read our Covid-19 information here.

Due to the extremely limited capacity of our indoor venue, we ask that anyone booking a ticket only do so if they are certain they will be able to attend the event.
If for some reason you are unable to attend, be sure to let us know in advance, so we can allocate your spot to someone else. 

This event is generously supported by Fingal County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland Traditional Arts Funding.