Daire Bracken began performing and touring at a young age with Comhaltas Ceoltoirí na hÉireann 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 where he and Dónal Clancy were original members of its quartet sized beginnings. Daire also comes form a family of musicians who hold All Ireland titles, his brother Shane Bracken being a renowned concertina player and others to be seen playing worldwide. Being from Dublin, his unique fiddle style extracts elements from the variety of regional styles in Ireland as fiddlers travel the country.
Daire has toured and recorded with many artists including;
Slide, Púca, Danú, Délos, David Munnelly Band, Stockton's Wing, Liam Clancy, Niamh Parsons, The Black Family, Cathy Ryan, Osna, Galdubh, Gráda, Sliotar, Helen Flaherty, Bevel Jenny, including various DJs and solo ventures. The discography of appearances and compositions is constantly on the increase, Uaine Bheag from Slide's Harmonic Motion CD was recently covered by a heavy metal band!
Welcome to Trad Irish Music Tutorials.
Here at TIM we strive to provide the most comprehensive and enjoyable learning experience on the web. With a long history of teaching credentials and professional performance, all our tutors are perfectly placed to deliver the most insightful tutorials available online. The TradIrishMusic team is working hard to bring the full range of Irish traditional instrumental tutorials to the web.
We are currently working on Harp, Uilleann Pipes, Guitar, Concert Flute, Bodhrán, Fiddle, and Bouzouki. As soon as these tutorials are completed we will make them available to you.
Ethos of TIM: Providing - the best Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced tutorial videos to the highest standard. We have incorporated HD quality video, and graphic inserts to give the student a step-by-step version of every tune, allowing for maximum learning experience.