Guitarist, bouzouki player and singer Alan Murray hails from Glasgow, Scotland, where he grew up playing Irish music and Rock n’ Roll. His talent was recognized early on by the local ceili band, and he was invited to join them at the young age of 12. Eventually moving to New York City, he has established himself as an in-demand guitarist on the Irish music scene. He currently plays and tours around the world with many of the finest traditional musicians today, including Niall and Cillian Vallely, Eileen Ivers, and the Battlefield Band.
Dan Lowery is originally from Dallas, Texas and has been playing Irish music for over twenty years. After learning on the tinwhistle at a young age, he began playing the wooden flute and became heavily involved in the Dallas Irish music scene, joining local bands Idle Road, the Lone Star Ceili Band and the Trinity Hall Session Players. He soon went on to play and compete around Ireland and the U.S., leading him to win first place at the 2001 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil. A subsequent tour with Surreel, a band of up-and-coming American Irish musicians, prompted him to move to New York City in 2002, where he played professionally for over a decade. After numerous stints playing in house bands at famed Irish music bars John D. McGurk’s and Raglan Road, he now plays and tours regularly with the Colin Farrell Band, the Bronx Boys and Pappy with a Hatchet.
Born in Manchester, England, into a very musical family to parents from Co.Galway and Co.Cavan, Colin, has made a name for himself performing and recording with an array of great musicians in Europe and the US, including such performers and groups as Flook, Grada, John Doyle, Tim O’Brien, Karen Casey, the Elders, the Michael McGoldrick Band and Lúnasa. Colin is also a composer whose tunes have been played and recorded by numerous bands and musicians. In 2005, Colin was awarded a Masters Degree in Music from Limerick University.
As a follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut album, On the Move, he has recently released his second album Make A Note which was voted Instrumental album of the Year by Live Ireland.