Damien Connolly is the son of accordion player/maker, Martin Connolly. He plays both box and melodeon on this album and, as well as Irish tunes, he plays French-Canadian tunes too.
Pete Mancuso is his guitar accompanist.
Oh yes, his playing. He is fantastic. He reels have such a strong rhythm and great drive. First musicians that came to mind when I heard him playing were Bobby Gardiner, Joe Derrane and Paul Brock. That can only be good!!
Damien has great lift in his playing.