Michael Coyne Music
Michael Coyne


Michael Coyne is an accomplished accordionist and singer with an easy listening style. He was born in Liverpool, and his father and maternal grandfather were born and raised in the same small parish of Killeen on the outskirts of Louisburgh in County Mayo.

He was introduced to Irish music at a very early age and as a boy, attended both Comhaltas music / singing lessons and Irish dance classes in the Irish Centre in Liverpool. He was a member of the junior ceili band in Liverpool which won three All-Ireland titles back in the 1970s. Although he still remains a member of the Liverpool ceili band, and plays a few jigs and reels as part of his act, his main genre of music today is Irish country music.  He likes to keep up-to-date with all the latest Irish music and listens to Irish radio at every opportunity, as well as keeping in regular contact with his many Irish relations.

Michael became semi-professional as a young adult, initially playing in the Liverpool Irish Centre and local church clubs. Now, Michael travels wherever the music takes him! Some of you who used to attend the Irish week in Pontin’s in the 90’s would remember Michael as a regular entertainer in the lounge. Michael plays all of his music “live” on the accordion whilst at the same time playing keyboard foot pedals to provide accompaniment. Many of his followers enjoy his mellow vocals along with his great ability to provide dance music. The dance floor is always full when Michael is in full swing.

One of his claims to fame is that he appeared on TV on “Songs of Praise” and “Hollyoaks” playing the accordion.  Over the years he has played at many charity events. Michael still lives in Liverpool with his wife and 3 teenage daughters, who have also been brought up in the local Irish community - learning to dance, sing and play a variety of instruments.

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