|"I was born in Galway but moved to Mayo
at a very early age and started playing the fiddle at the age of 7. It was
around this time that my parents discovered the joy of walking in the countryside
leaving me alone to practice! Taking the natural progression I went on to
study both classical piano and violin all the while playing numerous sessions
in local pubs. After moving to Dublin in 1994 to experience college life
and the Dublin rock scene I met none other than Mr. Ewan Cowley. It was
through his excellent introduction skills that I met Moya in the summer
of 1998. I think there's a song in there somewhere - it was the start of
something unforgettable. One highlight of my career was playing support
to the legendary Drifters frontman, Ben E. King, who played four nights
in Dublin's HQ. This was with Australian singer/song writer Peter Baxter.
Current projects include an all Australian member band (with one exception)
called Tyrella, formally known as The Blue Black Waves, an album with piper
Darach De Brun called The Beehive Suite due for release in Autumn and Urbanethnic,
the debut album of Dublin based Rinka. I'm also involved with an up and
coming traditional Irish band which have yet to be named! I have also had
the pleasure of playing with Aoife Ní Fhearraigh and Jim McCann."
||Sting, Sarah McLachlan and Martin
Hayes. Inspired also by my family and friends.
||Sarah McLachlan: Surfacing. Anything
by Sting. Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill: The Lonesome Touch.
|Would not go on the road without:
||My fiddle, CD man and my phone.