From the musically fertile fields of Connemara, Co. Galway comes accordion virtuoso PJ Hernon. The multi-All-Ireland winning accordion was born into a traditional music family in Rusheenamanagh, Carna, Connemara in 1951. His brother Marcus Hernon is also a well-known multi-All-Ireland winning flute...
A new album featuring the family of PJ Hernon. Some great tunes and wonderful playing.
PJ Hernon (accordion)
Seamus Hernon (flute)
Domhnaill Hernon (fiddle)
Eion Hernon (guitar)
Rodney Lancashire (bouzouki)
Paul Gurney (piano and various)
PJ Hernon, the multi-All Ireland winning accordion player, was born into a traditional music family in Carna, Connemara and is now living in Gurteen.
The music they play is the in the local style of South Sligo, fluid and lively, well suited to dancing; very traditionally played Sligo fiddle and flute (Declan Folan and Michael Hurley), finely complimented by Connemara accordion and melodeon maestro PJ Hernon, underpinned by the subtle guitar rhythms of Brian Lofthouse, and the solid but florid virtuoso bodhran of Junior Davey.