The Lennon family is well-known amongst lovers of Irish music. Maurice’s father, Ben Lennon, is well-known as a master of the Leitrim style of traditional fiddle, and his uncle, Charlie Lennon is renowned as a composer, piano accompanist and fiddler. Maurice showed that this musical legacy had been passed on to him when, at age nineteen he became the youngest person to win the Senior Fiddle Championship at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil, held in Ennis in 1977.
Shortly after this he joined with three other All-Ireland Champions to form the band Stockton’s Wing, with whom he composed, recorded and performed for the next twenty-seven years. He has spent much time in the last number of years in America playing music and coaching young musicians.
He coached a group of twenty young musicians from the United States of America, when they won the Senior Grúpa Ceoil competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan in 2012. Maurice recently working with the Westport vocal group CODA.
He composed and produced the Cd Brian Boru.