Another supremely talented artist has been confirmed for the Big Squeeze. Declan Aungier is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s leading accordionists. Declan works exclusively as a solo entertainer, providing music ranging from Country and Irish, some Irish Traditional music and music from present day. Equally skilled on Keyboards, Piano and Guitar, he is also Church Organist in his local village of Rathangan, Co. Kildare.
Declan has played on countless albums, appeared on many T.V. shows and has provided music for a number of radio plays. As a session musicican, his musical talents have graced the recordings of many of Ireland’s top entertainers, including Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Jimmy Buckley, Declan Nerney, PJ Murrihy, Eamon McCann, Karen Eagan, Siobhan O’Brien and Richie Kavanagh.
A skilled composer, he has recorded several of his own accordion instrumental pieces, while his songs have been covered by artists such as Glen Flynn, The Duets and Sean Wilson. His influences are wide ranging, from Jimmy Shand, Dermot O’Brien, The Gallowglass Céili Band and Fintan Stanley, to Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt and Rory Gallagher.
Declan will Perform a Lunchtime Concert of French Music at Café Sol in William Street Kilkenny on Saturday August 13th 12:30pm.