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Mayo Musicians and Music : David Munnelly

David Munnelly

David Munnelly is known in music circles as "The Bullet from Belmullet" (Mark 2, Willie Joe Padden is the original!), a comment on the drive and enthusiasm he brings to his music. He is one of Ireland's finest exponents of the accordion and has played with many of the top groups in the traditional music field including De Danann and The Chieftains. As his "title"suggests, he is a native of Belmullet and his early musical development was very much influenced by his grandparents. He also cites The Flanagan Brothers as a major influence. He released his first solo album "Swing" in 2001 and it contains a mixture of traditional tunes and some of his own compositions.. He has toured extensively with his band which includes his younger brother Kieran on flute and bodhrán, Daire Bracken on fiddle, Gavin Ralston on guitar and singer Andrew Murray. He plays regularly in Matt Molloy's pub in Westport where the patrons are treated to his special brand of high-octane music - no unleaded allowed!

Jock Cawley's jigs 
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'Jock Cawley's' jigs is taken from the album "Swing" by David Munnelly, catalogue number DLCD002, and appears here courtesy of Hummingbird Records.

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