In September 2015, I retired after twenty three wonderful years teaching and leading Design + Technology to 11 - 18 year old students. Prior to teaching I enjoyed a five year career as an Architecture graduate, working in practices in Ireland, America, Australia and the UK. Thanks to the portability of the violin, it has always travelled with me, even during a 1990 voyage by land and sea from Ireland to India, sharing traditional tunes along the way in over 20 different countries.
3rd March 2017 : BBC Radio Merseyside. The Linda McDermott show. Together with 3 members of our 5 piece band "Mullarkey", I spent 2 highly enjoyable hours in the delightful company of Linda McDermott in her studio chatting and playing tunes live on air. Great fun.
4th March : Peter Kavanaghs Pub, Liverpool - early St. Patrick's Day gig with "Mullarkey"
12th March : Irish Centre, Liverpool - Annual St. Patricks Day Ceilidh.
17th March : Offa's Dyke Hotel, Broughton - "Mullarkey" St Patrick's Night special.
February 2017 : Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool
December 2016 : "The Floating Grace", Albert Dock, Liverpool
Playing for Skipper Pete Kenny + guests enjoying Christmas Dinner + Drinks whilst leisurely sailing through the Liverpool Docks.
January 2017 : "Nordic Church", Liverpool.
Honoured to be invited by Michael Phoenix, Violin Maker at the Bluecoat (www.phoenixviolins.com) and Jon Edwards to play at the January concert in the Nordic Church. Mike and Jon's concerts are always a joy. Together with Liverpool guitarist Keith McCarthy, we played "She moved through the Fair" and "Norwegian Wood".
August 2016 : Busking with Connah in Chester
Just 6 months after taking up the Violin as a beginner, Connah 17, made his first public appearance busking in Chester.
May 2016 : Claire + Ally Wedding, Mougins, Côte d’Azure, France
Waoh - a 2 day unforgettable and gorgeously romantic wedding in Le Manoir overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at Cannes.