David Power

David Power

David Power is a master of the uilleann pipes. Influenced by the great pipers of the past, he has won All- Ireland and Oireachtas piping prizes and makes appearances at many international festivals. He has been a member of music groups, including Liam Clancy’s Fairweather Band, Gorumna and, more recently, Masters of Tradition and Pipers Union. He performed in the off-Broadway production Love’s Pure Light, recorded music for the Irish Repertory Theatre’s staging of The Field and was a cast member and musician in the Broadway production of Eugene O’Neill’s A Touch of the Poet, starring Gabriel Byrne. He has three critically acclaimed solo recordings to his name: My Love is in America, Cuaichin Ghleann Neifin and The Eighteen Moloney (2014). He has performed with poets Michael Davitt, Kerry Hardie, Seamus Heaney, Dermot Bolger, Maighread Medbh, Grace Wells, Clodagh Beresford-Dunne, Doireann Ní Ghriofa and Robert Pinsky. In addition, he worked with accordionist Tony MacMahon, writer Dermot Bolger and Director John Comisky to develop a show called The Frost is All Over, which gained significant attention. He regularly performs with fiddle player Martin Hayes and his most recent collaboration is a project for stage with poets Kerry Hardie and Olivia O’Leary, based on the 6th Century Irish Christian church, which had its debut at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2015.

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