Martin O’Neill

Martin O'Neill - GrindMartin hails from New Stevenston near Glasgow.

A multi‐instrumentalist best known for his wizardry bodhrán technique, he is regarded amongst his peers as an innovator in modern bodhrán. He has won All‐ Scotland, All‐Britain and All‐Ireland titles and was voted ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the 2010 Scots Trad Music Awards.

He has recorded on more than 60 albums as a session musician and worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Ron Block (Alison Krauss & Union Station), as well as many of today’s leading traditional/folk musicians including Julie Fowlis, Danú, Fred Morrison, Michael McGoldrick, Donald Shaw, Karen Matheson, Tim O’Brien, John Doyle, Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain.

Martin O'Neill - In Session

Martin’s album, In Session, is available to buy direct from his website –