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One For The Road
Cavan Fever spills over into Clifden when accordionist Martin Donohoe, ‘The Cavanman’ joins forces with his daughter Zoran Donohoe on Concertina. Their individual instrumental excellence combine to create a powerful force.
A native of Cavan Town, Martin Donohoe is an accordion player and Shannon Side Northern Sound Radio Presenter. He is
a gifted traditional musician and highly regarded in traditional circles for his dynamic personal style on the accordion and 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 and NYAH label .
Zoran Donohoe began learning the concertina at the age of seven. Her teachers throughout the years included Aishling Mc Philips , Breda Shannon and Jacinta Mc Evoy. She has performed nationally and internationally including Siamsa na Nóg at the annual Consairtin festival,The Shetland Islands and ‘The Jimmy Mc Hugh’ festival in Glasgow. She has also performed on her local radio station and Raidió na Gaeltachta. Her key influences are Noel Hill, Niall Vallely Pádraig Rynne,Cillian King, Edel Fox, and Mairead Hurley. Yet she also enjoys the revelation of modern trad music , Mohsen Amini from Scotland .
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