I am a sought after Irish fiddle player, with considerable experience performing Irish, Scottish and English folk music. I began performing on the fiddle as a child, and have been performing publicly ever since. I play regularly in pubs around Bristol, and am a well known Irish fiddle player on the Irish session scene in Bristol, London and beyond. I also sing, and have sung with the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir.

Irish fiddle player and flute player
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I play fiddle regularly for ceilidhs, working with my own band Shanvaghera, and a number of other ceilidh bands in Bristol and the South West.

If you would like live Irish or Scottish traditional music at your wedding, birthday, or garden party I am available for performances for all kinds of events. I can play solo fiddle, as a duo or trio, or with a full 4-piece band.

As the fiddle and pipes duo Straight from the Jug I play traditional upbeat Irish folk music with the piper Dominic Henderson on Uillean pipes. Listen to us playing Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór or a set of Irish jigs.

I also play regularly as a duo or trio with the other members of Shanvaghera. That can be fiddle and flute, fiddle and banjo/bouzouki, fiddle and guitar; or a trio from any combination of these instruments!

If you would like a full ceilidh with dancing, I can arrange a ceilidh band (3, 4 or 5 musicians plus a dance caller) to suit your requirements. Please contact me regarding performances.