His playing can also be heard on the soundtrack for a film version of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, composed by Shaun Davey and on Bill Whelan’s soundtrack compositions for the films Dancing at Lughnasa and Some Mother’s Son.
In 2009 he was presented with the Fiddlers Green Hall of Fame Award in Rostrevor, Co. Down.
For more than a decade he has recorded and toured around the world with Cathal Hayden, Seamie O Dowd and Jimmy Higgins. They have recorded two CDs, Crossroads and Going Places.
In 2013 he travelled around Ireland on an Arts Council Network tour with Zoe Conway and Donal Lunny. Since then they’ve continued to work together as a trio.
In addition, some of Máirtín’s tunes can be heard on recordings of various artists and at sessions.
He recently published a book containing 60 of his compositions called Inside the Box; Outside the Box, launched at NUIG where Máirtín was also conferred with an honorary M.A for his contribution to traditional music. The book also contains a wealth of photographs, some taken by Máirtín himself, stories and anecdotes with illustrations by Tony Corr and Joe Boske. The book portrays Máirtín O’Connor’s personality just as his music has done for forty years. He now lives in Annaghdown. Co. Galway.