Tony Macmahon

Just Cooney

Just Cooney

Just Cooney

With personal perspectives from Martin Hayes, Christy Moore, Tony MacMahon, Luka Bloom and Iarla Ó Lionáird, Paul O'Connor attempts to take in the vista-like contribution that the enigmatic Steve Cooney has made to Irish traditional mu

Published on 18 September 2012

The Master

The Master

The Master

In New York and Dublin in the 1960s, Tony MacMahon lived with, played with and learned from uilleann piper Séamus Ennis.

Published on 1 February 2010

Tony MacMahon is a traditional musician and former television producer in RTÉ, where he produced The Pure Drop, The Green Linnet, Aisling Gheal, The Long Note, The Blackbird and the Bell and many other series. He has made two solo recordings, Tony MacMahon (1972) and MacMahon from Clare (2000), and recorded I gCnoc na Graí (1985) with Noel Hill and Aislingí Ceoil (1994) with Noel Hill and Iarla Ó Lionáird.

The Beat of a Big Heart

The Beat of a Big Heart

The Beat of a Big Heart

Tony MacMahon remembers Joe Cooley, the larger-than-life musician that set him on his musical journey, and also discusses the music of Frankie Gavin and Martin Hayes, and traditional-music broadcasting.

Published on 1 August 2009

Tony MacMahon is a traditional musician and former television producer in RTÉ, where he produced The Pure Drop, The Green Linnet, Aisling Gheal, The Long Note, The Blackbird and the Bell and many other series. He has made two solo recordings, Tony MacMahon (1972) and MacMahon from Clare (2000), and recorded I gCnoc na Graí (1985) with Noel Hill and Aislingí Ceoil (1994) with Noel Hill and Iarla Ó Lionáird.

Player on the Black Keys

Player on the Black Keys

Player on the Black Keys

In an extract from a memoir in progress, musician Tony MacMahon remembers moments of inspiration, captivation – and terror.

Published on 1 January 2009

Tony MacMahon is a traditional musician and former television producer in RTÉ, where he produced The Pure Drop, The Green Linnet, Aisling Gheal, The Long Note, The Blackbird and the Bell and many other series. He has made two solo recordings, Tony MacMahon (1972) and MacMahon from Clare (2000), and recorded I gCnoc na Graí (1985) with Noel Hill and Aislingí Ceoil (1994) with Noel Hill and Iarla Ó Lionáird.

Interview with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – ‘…what happens when you stop playing tunes…’

Interview with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – ‘…what happens when you stop playing tunes…’

Interview with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – ‘…what happens when you stop playing tunes…’

From Rathfarnam in County Dublin, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is a fiddle player, whistle player and uilleann piper.

Published on 1 September 2007

Toner Quinn is editor of the Journal of Music.