Hailed as one of the finest exponents of the art of uilleann piping in the world today - "a true master" - Irish Music Magazine, John has taken piping and whistle playing to new heights with his unique style. Winner of several All Ireland Championship titles as well as being the youngest ever winner of the prestigious 'Oireachtas' piping championship, John has toured the world as both a solo performer and a member of several outstanding bands. He was a founding member of top trad bands 'Tamalin', 'Lunasa' and 'At First Light' as well as a lead instrumentalist with Donal Lunny's ground-breaking supergroup 'Coolfin', which included Sharon Shannon. He is a composer, producer and arranger, with several highly acclaimed solo and collaberative albums to his credit, including his latest release - the award winning 'Soma'. He is also an established studio session musician of world class renown, recording and performing with everybody from Clannad, Sinead O'Connor and Nancy Griffiths, to Shaun Davey, Dan Ar Braz and The Corrs.