Recent News

  • LiveIreland has awarded Colin's latest album "Make A Note" Instrumental album of the year

  • Colin's latest CD "Make A Note" now available for sale in the store. 11 tracks of Colin's own compositions featuring a cast of all-star musicians. Also available in the store is Colin's first album On The Move

  • Colin is currently touring Australia and NZ with Kevin Crawford and Patrick Doocey. The tour finishes in Portarlington at The National Celtic Festival. Check out www.nationalcelticfestival.com for more info

  • Colin will be back teaching at The Swannanoa Gathering Celtic Week. The dates are July 17-22. www.swangathering.com
  • bio
    Born in Manchester, England, into a very musical family to parents from Co.Galway and Co.Cavan, Colin started playing the fiddle and tinwhistle from an early age and won numerous titles at the Fleadh Cheoil. He began playing with St. Malachy’s Ceili Band when he was 12 years old, and was a founding member of the band Ceile, with whom he recorded the album Mancunian Way. Since then, he has made a name for himself performing and recording with an array of great musicians in Europe and the US, including such groups as Flook, Grada, Karen Casey, John Doyle, Tim O’Brien, The Elders, Julie Fowlis, The Michael McGoldrick Band and is currently playing with the band Lúnasa. Colin has also played and recorded with numerous dance shows such as Spirit of Ireland, Dance of Desire and Magical Rhythms of Ireland. Colin is also a composer whose tunes have been played and recorded by numerous bands and musicians. In 2005, Colin was awarded a Masters Degree in Music from Limerick University. Living in Florida since 2005, when not touring Colin has been teaching at schools and various camps around the US and Europe. Colin’s 2010 solo debut album ‘On The Move’ was named one of the years 10 best albums by The Irish Echo and his second album ‘Make A Note’ released in 2015 was awarded Instrumental Album of the year by liveIreland.


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