David is from Abbeyleix in Co. Laois and is studying music in Cork School of Music, CIT.
A former All Ireland Champion, David plays flute, tin whistle and piano and in addition to his traditional music experience, he is also studying classical music. He has successfully completed the Comhaltas TTCT examinations for training traditional music teachers. David has completed all of the Comhaltas SCT examinations, including at Advanced Recital level. He is a Gold Medal winner for achieving distinction levels in Grade 8 of the exams.
David is a member of the National Folk Orchestra and has performed with the Comhaltas Tour of Ireland and Great Britain. David has significant experience in arranging music and orchestral groups and was the leader and co-founder of the successful group Fiúntas which made the finals of Siansa Gael Linn in 2016 and placed 2nd in the final in 2017. David founded and lead the Glenbarrow Céilí Band in 2018 and this band performed with distinction in 2018 and 2019 in Fleadh Cheoil competitions.
A former student member of Spink Comhaltas, David is passionate about encouraging young musicians to develop and follow their own path in music.