Daire Bracken is one of the most exciting and inspiring young fiddlers to emerge on the scene in the past fifteen years. He began performing and touring at a young age with Comhaltas Ceoltoiri na hEireann whilst at the same time gaining experience in composing and arranging in his school band and other young bands. The most successful of these early ventures being Danú. Daire toured with the likes of the NiamhParsons Band and Stockton’s Wing and got involved with some friends’ ventures such as Galdubh, Osna, various DJs, box player David Munnelly and Gavin Ralston on“Swing….”. Daire also comes form a family of musicians who hold All Ireland titles, his brother Shane being a member of the innovative band “Lia Luachra”. Daire’s is also a founding member Slide, a band that won Irish Music Magazine Reader’s Poll Award in 2001 as “Best Newcomers”.