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Cameron Mather
is an exciting
, dynamic and innovative performer of Irish music. He is a powerful vocalist and a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, tenor banjo, mandolin, bouzouki and bodhrán (the Irish traditional drum). Cameron's repertoire consists of Irish favourites old and new as well as a range of contemporary pop covers, ensuring he can meet the expectations of any audience. His performance style sets him apart from other performers in the genre as he manages to blend elements of popular music with Irish folk, drawing in a crowd of listeners young and old. Backed predominantly by driving acoustic guitar during his live shows, Cameron will take you on a musical adventure - performing old favourites through to contemporary Irish music that will have you dancing, singing along and calling out for more. Cameron can be booked as a solo performer or, if required, can pull together a band of other Irish musicians (either for songs or traditional music). Please enquire for more details if this is required. If you're looking for live Irish OR contemporary popular music for your venue, function or event, Cameron will not disappoint!    

Cameron's career so far has seen him support many of the highest profile Irish acts as they have toured Australia, namely;
  • The Coronas (2014) at The Hi-Fi
  • Gary Óg (2009 and 2013) at The Hi-Fi and The Jam Gallery
  • Finbar Furey (2013) at various venues around NSW
  • Liam Byrne (2008, 2009 and 2011) at The Manning Bar, Penrith Gaels, The Gaelic Theatre and Notes in Newtown.
  • Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones (2011) at Coogee Diggers
  • Paddy Casey (2011) at The Factory Theatre
  • Damien Dempsey (2009) at The Hi-Fi
  • Declan O'Rourke (2009) at The Hi-Fi
During 2011, Cameron was invited to play guitar and bouzouki with renowned Irish traditional music family The Kelly's as they headlined Canberra's National Folk Festival and played a sideshow in Sydney.

He has also played at a number of music festivals around the country, including;
  • The National Folk Festival (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014)
  • The National Celtic Festival (2013)
  • The Turning Wave Festival (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Illawarra Folk Festival (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
  • Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival (2008)
Cameron Mather opening for Finbar Furey in 2013Cameron was awarded the prestigious Peter J. Daly Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance of Celtic Music at The National Folk Festival in 2013 as well as the Young Traditions Award for the composition of a tune in the Irish traditional style at the Illawarra Folk Festival the same year.

    Cameron is equally at home on a major stage as he is in the corner of pub, and adjusts his repertoire accordingly to best suit the environment and the audience. Some of the notable pub/club venues Cameron has played at include;
  • Scruffy Murphy's (Sydney CBD)
  • The Cock n' Bull (Bondi Junction)
  • The Mercantile Hotel (The Rocks)
  • P.J. Gallagher's (Entertainment Quarter and Sydney CBD)
  • P.J. O'Brien's (Sydney CBD – long term residency during 2010 with 'Kelly's Heroes')
  • Durty Nelly's (Paddington – long term residency during 2011 and 2012)
  • Camden Valley Inn (Camden – long term residency during 2012)
  • Lizottes (Kincumber)
  • Mulligan's Irish Restaurant (Darlington)
  • The Mean Fiddler (Rouse Hill)
  • The Gaelic Club (Surry Hills)
  • The Harp Hotel (Tempe)
  • The Pine Inn (Concord)
  • Canada Bay Club (Five Dock)
  • The Riverview Hotel (Balmain)
  • O'Malley's (Kings Cross)
  • The Welcome Hotel (Balmain)
  • The Alexandra Hotel (Leura)
  • Gearin's (Katoomba)
  • The Old Bank Bar (Katoomba)
  • Bell's Hotel (Woolloomooloo)
  • Campbelltown RSL Club (Campbelltown)
  • Castle Hill RSL Club (Castle Hill)
  • Rooty Hill RSL Club (Rooty Hill)
  • Tradies (Gymea)
    He has also performed at a number of functions and events for organisations such as;
  • Taste Ireland
  • The Consulate General of Ireland – Sydney
  • Michael Cusack's GAA Sydney
  • TAL Insurance
  • The Irish National Association
  • Sydney St. Patrick's Day Organisation
  • Irish Famine Memorial Sydney
  • Irish Brekkie Club
  • Private Parties, Weddings and Events
    Cameron has released two full length albums; "Keepin' It Lit" in 2009 and "More Than I Can Say..." in 2012. His most recent album, More Than I Can Say,Cameron playing Irish Bouzouki on stage demonstrates his talents as a singer and multi-instrumentalist and has received very positive feedback from his fans. He also features as a musician on Set Dancing Downunder Volume 2 by The Coast Ceili Band.

    As well as being a professional, experienced performer and musician, Cameron is also a qualified audio engineer, having attained at Bachelor of Audio Production degree at the world renowned SAE Institute as well as a Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations) at TAFE NSW. With this in mind, Cameron is able to provide and professionally operate his own P.A. System for your event if required or can effectively communicate with other sound engineers to discuss his requirements at your event.