Liam O'Brien

2017 TG4 young musician of the year Liam O'Brien is from Miltown Malbay. He was brought up in a very musical family. After starting on the tin whistle he later went on to take up the concertina and attended classes with Noel Hill for many years. Liam then went on to study Irish Music & Dance in UL.

Liam has travelled the world playing & teaching. He has been all across Europe, Africa and spent the summer of 2012 touring Japan. Liam has also been teaching concertina & banjo as part of the Brid O’Donohue School of Music for the last eight years where his popularity grows and grows.

Courses Liam O'Brien Teaches:

Concertina Progressions

Concertina progressions is a course aimed at the player who already knows the basics and foundations of concertina playing but who wants to progress with their  ornamentation, repertoire and chording skills.  The course is taught by Liam O’Brien and consists of thirteen lessons; each lesson features a new tune.   Most of the tunes taught have links to Liam’s hometown of Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare, which is where uilleann piper Willie Clancy also came from, and is the location of one of Ireland’s largest traditional music festivals.  The repertoire of  Willie Clancy features throughout the course.   In the first three [.. Read More]

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