Connie O’Connell is a fiddle player from Cill na Martra, Co. Cork – a parish located between Macroom and Ballyvourney. Cill na Martra is in the Múscraí Gaeltacht and is south-east of the area referred to as Sliabh Luachra.
Connie has been strongly influenced by the music of Sliabh Luachra, an area encompassing the West Cork and East Kerry border. In particular, he has been influenced by the renowned fiddle players of the region – Denis Murphy, Pádraig O’Keeffe and Julia Clifford. He is regarded as one of the finest present-day exponents of the Sliabh Luachra style today.