I was brought up in Co. Down, Ireland in a very musical family and am proud to come from a long line of fiddle players. I currently live in Co. Cork with my musical family and have enjoyed playing the fiddle for 50 years. I’ve recorded several CDs, taught fiddle, researched and composed tunes and also made the violin I play on my recordings. I hope you enjoy it.
“…highly regarded for his unique style of relaxed, and rhythmic traditional Irish fiddle playing…”
“I’m very fortunate that fiddle playing in our family has been a strong thread weaving together at least five generations. My great-great-grandfather (Sands) played, my great-grandfather played, his seven sons including my grandfather all played fiddle, there were fiddlers in my father’s generation, and my daughters all play fiddle. There was music and singing on my mother’s side also. Hopefully it will be there in future generations as a source of enjoyment and relaxation”
My fiddle playing has possibly absorbed aspects of the musical textures of both the North and South of Ireland, where I’ve lived. I have a particular interest in bringing long-forgotten tunes and versions from my family home area to life.