Let Fly

Let Fly is a new album of Irish traditional music from Danny Diamond (fiddle) and Brian Miller (guitar & bouzouki). It showcases Diamond’s distinctive fiddle style, which fuses deep roots in the Irish tradition with a rare expressiveness and depth of feeling. Miller’s playing weaves sympathetically around the fiddle, adding structure, energy and drive; and…

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Teaching

Danny’s knowledge of fiddle playing rests on a deep and unique family store of traditional tunes, versions, and musical style. Rooted in the traditions the north of Ireland, Donegal in particular, his playing also carries influences from Sligo, Clare and Sliabh Luachra fiddle music, as well as the Irish uilleann pipes and accordion traditions. Expanding…

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Swan Lake / Loch na hEala (dance theatre)

In 2016 Danny collaborated with his then-bandmates in Slow Moving Clouds to create an original score for Teac Damsa’s Swan Lake / Loch nahEala. Danny has performed live with the touring Swan Lake company since it’s premiere at the 2016 Dublin Theatre Festival.

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Elbow Room (solo)

Elbow Room showcases ten fiddle solos, split between new compositions and solo arrangements of traditional tunes. Diamond’s music draws deeply on the rich lineage of Irish traditional music for inspiration, while in parallel reaching out to find new connections with other art forms. “Seldom does a musician utterly inhabit a tradition while still expressing him or herself with such originality” – Siobhán Long, The Irish Times.

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Slow Moving Clouds (band)

SLOW MOVING CLOUDS are a band based in Dublin, Ireland. They bring together roots in the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with post-punk drones, baroque strings, and soaring falsetto vocals – creating an immersive, atmospheric sound unlike anything you’ve heard before.

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North (duo)

NORTH is an ongoing collaboration between Belfast-born fiddle players Danny Diamond & Conor Caldwell, exploring and re-creating their shared heritage of northern music and song. Their debut duo album, NORTH (2016) was released to critical and popular acclaim, and nominated for Traditional Album of The Year in The Irish Times. Work is currently underway on a second recording with a new expanded line-up, for a summer 2019 release.

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Fiddle Music (solo)

Fiddle Music is the debut solo album from Dublin fiddle player Danny Diamond (Mórga, Slow Moving Clouds). On Fiddle Music Diamond combines traditional music inspired by legendary Irish fiddlers such as Tommie Potts and Seán Keane with influences from Nordic and American folk music, all set to unique drone-based accompaniment.

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Mórga (band)

Energy, passion, fun and respect are the four words that sum up the musical mission statement behind Mórga. Four friends, four virtuoso musicians, on a mission to bring together the wild energy of the Irish-American dance bands of the roaring ’20s, the sound of the Irish traditional music revival of of the 1970s, and the excitement of the best pub session imaginable.

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The Long Road to Glenties (film)

In 1964 Pete Seeger travelled with his family to the remote Bluestacks mountains of Co. Donegal to spend a single day in the company of elusive folk music legend John Doherty. Now, 50 years on, in The Long Road to Glenties, a presentation by Danny Diamond and Conor Caldwell, archival film footage of the meeting is revealed for the first time.

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