Return to London Town Festival 2020 - Ashford Place - Button Accordion Workshop - Cormac Murphy

Traditional Irish Button Accordion Workshop 2:30pm-4:30pm
Intermediate – Advanced Level
Tutor: Cormac Murphy

About this Event

Ashford Place is a Covid secure venue with capacity monitoring, social distancing, sanitising measures and a one way system in place.

Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your workshop start time to register (wearing a face covering, unless exempt). Please sanitise your hands on arrival and adhere to all social distancing guidelines.

The on-site cafe will be open for drinks and snacks during your visit.

Please note that this workshop is aimed at Intermediate to Advanced level players (not beginners).

Cormac Murphy

Kildare button accordionist, Cormac Murphy is an All Ireland champion on the instrument. Influenced by the music of Galway’s great accordionist, Joe Cooley, one of his early musical performances at the ‘Music under the Mountain Festival’ in neighbouring Wicklow, saw him play support to legendary musicians Seán Keane (fiddle) and Liam O’Flynn (pipes). He spent a number of years playing in Dublin – during his time there, he was involved in playing with the project ‘All in Good Time’ who released a CD at Smithfield’s ‘The Cobblestone’ in 2013, he was also a member of the band Tramú and more recently has been performing with London’s popular ‘Parish Céilí Band’.

For more details regarding events taking place as part of ‘Return to London Town’ London’s 22nd Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance (Fri 23 – Sat 25 Oct 2020) please see and