Danny Diamond is a fiddle player 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 and 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's follow-up solo recording, Elbow Room, was released in October 2017.

Danny Diamond

Danny is also currently developing What To Bring When We Leave, a collaborative project with Meath-based poet Tom French, commissioned by Solstice Arts Centre, Navan.

From 2006-2016 Danny worked with the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA), managing ITMA's collections of historic and contemporary field recordings, while also conducting recordings in the field and in ITMA's Dublin studio. He also played with the band Mórga during the same period, releasing two albums and touring internationally.

As a recording engineer/producer, his credits include Lynched/Lankum's Cold Old Fire (2014), Mórga's For the Sake of Auld Decency (2013), in addition to his recordings NORTH (2016, with Conor Caldwell) and Elbow Room (2017).

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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