BiographyI am a professional music teacher and performer with a strong interest in Irish traditional music. I perform in three succesful bands in the Cork area as well as running my own music school and teaching for Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann. I'm originally from Farnham in Surrey but I've been living in the Blackwater valley in West Waterford nearly all my life.
HobbiesI'm interested in electronics and made my own optical midi analyser for the bass on my accordion and use that for synth sounds or instead of a bass player in some of my bands. I also enjoy functional web programming and designed and implemented a system for my band Torcán where audience members can read live information about the actual song we are playing while they are at a gig. My interactive learning website has over 400 interactive tunes and is regularly used by my students to learn new tunes. I also have many non music related hobbies, I'm very interested in engineering and creative craftwork. I have been commissioned to do several Repoussé pieces on various different designs. I make rustic wooden microphone stands from ash branches.