Vocals, Whistle, Scottish smallpipe, Anglo-concertina, Bodhrán, English Border pipe
David has performed Celtic music for about 30 years. Aside from singing he plays tinwhistle, Scottish smallpipe, bodhrán, anglo concertina, English Border Pipes, spoons, piano, and dabbles in too many others to mention. For several years through the 80’s and early 90’s he played and sang with the quartet "Cáirde" based in the Pioneer Valley area of western Massachusetts. He was also a sometimes musician (playing “pipe & tabor” & Highland Bagpipe) for the Juggler Meadow Morris Men of Amherst, MA. He has done studio work for Jonathen Stevens on his vinyl LP album "Creationland" (Flying Fish Records) and most recently for Richard Berman on his CD “Love, Work and Play” and for Jonathan Klate on his CD “Forever Now”. In 1990 he arranged and performed traditional Irish music for the UMass (Amherst) production of "Playboy of the Western World”. In the spring of 1991 it won nationwide college theater competition and was performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in April of that year. Over the years back in the Pioneer Valley he has also played with a variety of ad hoc bands custom designed for performing at wedding celebrations/ceremonies, etc. He also participated in the annual production of “Welcome Yule” ( http://welcomeyule.org/ ) as a musician and/or chorus member for many years. Now residing in Gloucester he has also been a fairly regular musician onboard the schooner Thomas E. Lannon for their Celtic cruises. Also since moving to Cape Ann he has performed at New Year’s Rockport Eve, the Boston Celtic Music Festival, the Irish Connections Festival, The Volvo Ocean Race Festival, Salem Maritime Festival, Portsmouth Maritime Festival, and Shamrock for HAWC Benefit concerts.