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    Fiddle, banjo and mandolin.

    Ged was born into a musical family in Liverpool and played as a classical violinist with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain before discovering traditional Irish music in his teenage years. (He is the only member of the band who can claim to have played both inside and outside the Royal Albert Hall in London!)

    From classes and ceilis at the Liverpool Irish Centre, he has continued his musical development blending classical technique with traditional fiddle methods and forms and uses every opportunity to learn directly from ‘the pure drop’ traditional players whenever he can.

    At college in Bristol, England he played for the local fleadhs of the Irish communities of the West Country and South Wales, swapped tunes with the fiddling Molloy brothers from County Mayo and performed with the accordion  player David Rowlands throughout England, Ireland  and abroad.

    Later, working in London, he was fortunate to meet the legendary Clare fiddler Bobby Casey and played in many traditional music seisuns in and around Camden, Kilburn and Fulham and at the Wimbledon Irish Centre. It was in London, he was encouraged to also take up the banjo by Brendan Mulkere.

    Later, on relocating to Aberdeen, Scotland he linked up with flute and whistle player Kenny Hadden, fiddler/concertina/banjo player Dick Glasgow and Donegal fiddler Peter Cunningham in a number of combinations, performing in concerts, competitions and music festivals while expanding his knowledge to embrace the Scottish and Shetland traditions.

    His unique and eclectic fiddle style is strongly influenced by the tradition of South-West Donegal where he was for a number of years a student at the Glencolmkille fiddle master class of the late James Byrne.

    Moving to Abu Dhabi in 1995 he has continued to play regularly and to seek out fellow music makers who share his passion for ‘good music and craic’. He has featured in a variety of ensembles, notably as the electric fiddler with the celtic rock band Next Flight Out based in Dubai.

    He is an avid collector of traditional music and does much of the research for tunes in the band’s repertoire.