Liam O Maonlai



Studied under my Father as a singer of songs in the Irish Language. later went on to study the traditional sean nos style and flute and Bodhran in the tradition. Formed a rockn roll band in 1986 . Began seeking out people of aboriginal cultures particularly in Australia. Played with students in Soweto and with ray Piri, Hugh Masakela, Sam Tshabalalla .
Pleyed with Shane Howard , Bart willoughby , Yothu yindi , Afel Boucoum, Frank Yama, Toumani Diabate, Traditional Rajistani and Nepalese musicians. I play regularly with Yungchen Lhamo from Tibet. Sang also with Ulali , Buffy st Marie and Arlo Guthrie. Played with Peadar O Riada, Steve Cooney , Donal Lunny , Liam O Flynn, the Chieftains , Shaun Davy, Townes van Zsant . Co Created Rian with Michael Keegan Dolan . Rian is a stage show of modern dance and Irish traditional music. Have played with Paddy Keenan at the festival au desert in Essekaine. Toured with Paddy through Mali playing for and with Local musicians. Omou Sangare ,Bela Flek, Baseko Kuyate ,nGoni Ba. My intention is to deepen my relationship with music and musicians of the world. I believe in the validity of my own interpretation and look foreword to sharing my experience and love of culture ...

participating in

  • WOMEX 2013