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 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, with a release date of 26th October 2017.
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).