Born in Manchester, England into a very musical family to parents from Co. Galway and Co. Cavan, Colin started playing the fiddle and tin whistle at an early age and won numerous titles at the Fleadh Cheoil. He began playing with St. Malachy’s Céilí Band when he was 12 years old, and was a founding member of the band Ceile, with whom he recorded the album ‘Mancunian Way’. Since then, he has made a name for himself performing and recording with an array of great artists in Europe and the US including Flook, Grada, Karan Casey, John Doyle, Tim O’Brien, The Elders, Julie Fowlis and The Michael McGoldrick Band. He is currently a member of the band Lúnasa. A composer whose tunes have been played and recorded by numerous bands and musicians, Colin has also played and recorded with numerous dance shows such as Spirit of Ireland, Dance of Desire and Magical Rhythms of Ireland. He was he was awarded a master’s degree in Music in 2005 from Limerick University. Living in Florida since 2005, when not touring Colin has been teaching at schools and various camps around the US and Europe. Colin’s 2010 solo debut album ‘On the Move’ was named one of the year’s ten best albums by The Irish Echo. His second album ‘Make A Note’ released in 2015 was awarded Instrumental Album of the Year by LiveIreland.