Born in Worcester, Massachusetts now living in Foxford, County Mayo,David is at the forefront of his generation of musicians. He has won several awards including All-Ireland medals on both fiddle and concertina and the first ever World Fleadh fiddle championship in 2005. He has also won the much coveted Feile Oriel trophy, an award previously held by Tommy Peoples.
His music can be heard on many recordings and has recorded in Nashville with Grammy award winners Tim O’Brien and Allison Brown. In the last number of years he has performed in many prestigious venues including Vicar Street, Dublin, The Olympia in Paris, The Station Inn in Nashville, The House of Commons in London and the Toyko Opera City Hall. He has performed and collaborated with many artists such as Michael McGoldrick, Tim O’Brien, Lunasa, Roesy, Martin Hayes, Sharon Shannon, Dervish, Dougie MacLean, Dermot Byrne, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Buddy Miller, Steve Earle and Robert Plant. He has several Irish and international television and radio appearances to his credit including ‘Geantraí’, B.B.C’s Blas Ceoil, RTE’s Fleadh Cheoil programme, and is featured on Des Bishop’s live d.v.d “desfunctional” which was filmed at the Roisín Dubh in Galway.He is also featured on Sean Keane’s new live dvd. He has toured throughout Asia, Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand. David also teaches and can be found at the annual Willie Clancy Summer School in Milltown Malbay every year in County Clare. He has toured with the international dance shows Ragús and Irish Legends. He is a member of the band Gráda and plays with the Dave Munnelly Band, and is a regular member of Sean & Dolores Keane’s Band. Late 2013 saw the release of David’s critically acclaimed first solo album “Changing Time”. An album of both new and traditional music including two pieces that were commissioned as part of a documentary on the women of the Magdalene Laundries. One of those pieces, ‘A New Dawn’ was shortlisted in the top 20 of the John Murray show music competition. Changing Time has been described as “…a fiddle album for the 21st century…” TradConnect “…A stunning debut album…” Sean Laffey The Irish Music Magazine “…an exemplary debut recording…” The Living Tradition “…a classic fiddle album – timeless…” FolkWorld :…Doocey’s fiddle tears at the heart strings…” The New Zealand Herald.