Musician and honorary graduate of NUI Galway, Máirtín Ó Connor, will launch his first book of tunes on Tuesday, 22 March at 6pm in the College Bar at the University. It will be launched by Director of the Arts Council, Mary Cloake.
’Inside the Box, Outside the Box’ has been compiled by Máirtín himself and it includes transcriptions of some of Máirtín’s popular tunes as well as some tunes that have not previously been recorded and insights into Máirtín’s style of playing.
Máirtín Ó Connor: “This book has given me the opportunity to write down tunes that I relish in playing, so that other musicians can enjoy them as much as I do. I am delighted it is being launched and I would like to thank Mary Cloake for making the trip to do so. I owe a debt of gratitude to all the wonderful musicians I have worked with down through the years and I am privileged to work with so many of them. I would also like to thank my wife and family for their support and of course to all involved with the book including, Garry O Bríain, Tony Corr and Joe Boske.”
The book is funded by Deis, an Arts Council initiative aimed at supporting traditional music initiatives throughout the country.