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Dónal Lunny

Born Aug 10, 1947

Dónal Lunny is an Irish folk musician. Lunny has been at the forefront of the evolution of Irish traditional music for more than thirty-five years and has participated within the renaissance of that genre during that period. He is the brother of musician and producer Manus Lunny.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dónal Lunny.


1947 Birth Born on March 10, 1947.


1968 21 Years Old Their debut album The First was released in 1968. … Read More
1975 28 Years Old …  He had already produced a 45-rpm single for Skid Row (featuring the then 17-year-old Gary Moore), and in 1975 produced an album A Silk Purse for electric folk band 'Spud' who went on to introduce Paul McGuinness to band management. … Read More


1985 38 Years Old When Moving Hearts broke up in 1985, Lunny diversified.


1989 42 Years Old In 1989, he contributed synthesizer on Mary Black's break-through album No Frontiers. … Read More
1994 47 Years Old In 1994, he produced Irish Australian singer/songwriter Mairéid Sullivan's first recording, Dancer He pushed new boundaries with his band Coolfin (1998) which included uilleann piper John McSherry.


2000 53 Years Old He appeared at the 2000 Cambridge Folk Festival, and the album that commemorated it. … Read More
2004 57 Years Old He has children from earlier relationships: a son, the DJ Oisin Lunny, by his first wife, Judy. (Oisin was a member of Marxman), a daughter, violinist Cora Venus Lunny, and a son named Shane born in March 2004 whose mother is Sinéad O'Connor. … Read More


2010 63 Years Old 1 More Event
He also produced Jimmy MacCarthy's album entitled Hey-Ho Believe, which was released on 12 November 2010. … Read More
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