Daniel O’Sullivan – Uileann Pipes and Vocals
Daniel is from Kilcullen in Co Kildare. He has been playing music from a very young age. His mother was a music teacher who taught classical music and taught him various instruments since the age of 5. At the age of 13 Daniel picked up the tin whistle which gave him a love of traditional music. Very soon afterwards he took up the Uilleann Pipes under the tutelage of legendary Uilleann Piper, Ronan Browne. Such was his enthusiasm for the instrument that only 4 years later at the age of 17 he won the All Ireland Fleadh Ceol for his ‘air’ playing in Ballina. He also won the all-Ireland Slogadh competition as part of a band. Daniel also performed as a piper with ‘Riverdance’ in Norway in 1998. He also enjoys writing his own instrumental music which he performs on the pipes.
Daniel is a Civil Engineering graduate and worked on Oil Rigs in India and Turkmenistan for 2 years. In 2007 he left this work to embark on a more musical career. Since then he has played at popular music venues all around Dublin, Europe and the USA as both a singer and an instrumentalist.
Daniel has a great passion for all aspects of Irish culture and in 2007 he founded an Irish Music and Dance Show which includes Irish Dance lessons called ‘The Irish Dance Party’. This show which operates in Templebar, Dublin now attracts thousands of visitors every year and is rated highly on ‘Tripadvisor’.
Daniel has recently joined ‘Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones’ and is very excited at the prospect of singing and playing instrumental music with such a diverse and eclectic group that has such a passion for Irish culture and history, as well as performing to a wider audience.
Derek Warfield’s 50 years of experience coupled with the talent and energy of The Young Wolfe Tones brings the old tradition of Irish balladry into a new age. The story of Ireland is transmitted in their music and song and illuminated by the outstanding musicianship of three wonderful ambassadors of a new generation of traditional players. Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones deliver Ireland’s traditional music and folk songs with an energy and skill that shows the quality of contemporaries within that tradition. The patriotic spirit of Irish music carried through the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s by the Wolfe Tones now marches on in the dynamic sound of The Young Wolfe Tones.