Dave is a graduate of NUI Maynooth, where he received a BMus and a MA in Music. A multi-instrumentalist he plays Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute and Piano.
Dave has been the conductor, musical director and arranger for several original productions including The Voice Within – A Showband Story (musical director/arranger), Goodnight Mr. Tom: The Musical (musical director / co-orchestrator) and is the conductor and orchestrator of the Music For Fun orchestra.
Dave has also worked as musical director for several amateur Irish musical societies. Shows performed have included Michael Collins: A Musical Drama, Sister Act, Some Like it Hot, Little Shop of Horrors, Mack and Mabel, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Hot Mikado, Rent, Oklahoma!, The Pirates of Penzance, The King and I, Copacabana, Made in Dagenham, Kipps, Oliver! and Crazy for You. His work in Irish musical theatre has resulted in three nominations for the national AIMS award for best musical director, an award he won in 2013.
Dave has played and conducted in the orchestra pits of some of Ireland’s best known theatres, including the Gaiety Theatre, the Olympia Theatre, the 3 Arena and the National Concert Hall. He has played all over Asia, Europe and America as the saxophonist with Riverdance, as well as featuring in the DVD “Riverdance: Live in Beijing”. He has performed as both a saxophonist and keyboard player with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and as a saxophonist with the RTE Concert Orchestra, and has played with artists such as Michael Giacchino, Colm Wilkinson and Rebecca Storm.
Dave is delighted to be working on this exciting new production of Fáinne Óir. He would like to thank David and Ciara for their continued support, his fellow musicians for their professionalism, and he would especially like to thank Kathy for trusting him to rework her fabulous score to fit a compact professional band.
It will be a show to remember.