David Power is a stellar musician on the uilleann pipes. He has been a member of groups, including Liam Clancy’s ‘Fairweather Band’, ‘Gorumna’ and more recently, Martin Hayes’ ‘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 ‘My Love is in America’ (2005) ‘Cuachín Ghleann Neifin’ (2007) and ‘The Eighteen Moloney’ (2014). David has performed with poets Seamus Heaney, Michael Davitt, Ciaran Carson, Kerry Hardie, Dermot Bolger, Maighread Medbh, Grace Wells, Clodagh Beresford-Dunne, Doireann ní Ghríofa, 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 recently completed compositional work on a show based on the 6th Century Irish Christian church written by Kerry Hardie and Olivia O’Leary which premiered at the 2015 Kilkenny Arts Festival.
“The opening wail of uilleann pipes, played by David Power, which shifts into swirling music of military glory, beautifully establishes the central opposition of inner pain and public fantasy” – New York Times
“David Power brings a breathtaking freshness to the set, his fluid, fluent playing as light as a feather” – Irish Times