Danny DiamondDanny Diamond is a fiddle player, composer, and recording engineer based in Dublin, Ireland.

In his music, Danny creates a unique sound-world, rooted in the rich heritage of Irish traditional music, while also incorporating wider influences from Nordic and American folk to baroque music to electronic music.

Danny plays with the contemporary Nordic/Irish band Slow Moving Clouds, with whom he has released an album, Os (2015), and created the score for Teac Damsa's acclaimed dance theatre work  Swan Lake / Loch na hEala (Best Production, Irish Theatre Awards, 2017).

His debut recording Fiddle Music (2014) and follow-up NORTH (2016, with Conor Caldwell) were both widely acclaimed as contemporary classics, with NORTH being nominated for The Irish Times Traditional Album of the Year 2016. Danny is currently working on a follow-up solo recording, Elbow Room, for release in Autumn 2017.

Danny is one of the founder-members of Mórga, a band which grew out of the vibrant traditional music scene in mid-2000s Galway. Mórga have been universally acclaimed for rekindling the energy of the seminal Irish traditional recordings of the 1970s & 1920s; with Mórga, Danny has gigged extensively around Ireland, Europe and the USA, and released two albums, Mórga (2009) and For the Sake of Auld Decency (2013).

From 2006-2016 Danny worked with the Irish Traditional Music Archive, managing ITMA's collections of historic and contemporary field recordings, while also conducting recordings in the field and in ITMA's Dublin studio.

As a recording engineer/producer, his credits include Lynched's Cold Old Fire (2014), Mórga's For the Sake of Auld Decency (2013), and his duo recording with Conor Caldwell NORTH (2016).

Danny's main instruments are a fiddle made by Dublin-based luthier Youenn Bothorel and a bow by Irish maker Gary Leahy.

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