am a Canadian musician and instrument maker with a bit of a split
musical personality. On one hand, I specialize in the
traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and Canada. I play the
"Irish" wooden flute, various whistles, the bodhran and the bones as
well as occasionally dabbling in the button accordion, mandolin and
tenor banjo. On the other hand, I compose and record music using
retro electronic instruments and found noise making gadgets. Press play
on the Soundclick link to hear some of my traditional music or follow
the Bandcamp link for
some of my non-traditional music. Look in
the album section below for links to more tunes and videos.
Flutes: On the side I make
simple-system wooden flutes
for traditional Irish/Celtic music.
the link for more information about these.
to Make a Bodhran": This is an
article I wrote on my experiences with bodhran making (the Irish
goat-skin drum). Here you can find Revision 4.1 of the article. This
article is also hosted on the Ceolas bodhran site, but unfortunately
that site is not being updated regularly. The version there is
only 3.0 and has some errors that have since been
I'm a bit of a graphic artist!
I've designed album covers, product packaging and stuff for art's sake
too, of course. You can even can buy my Celtic music related (and
non-Celtic music related) art on shirts, hats, mugs and other
paraphenalia on-line at Cafe
Press! The two T-Shirts above
feature artwork from gig posters of one of the very first bands I was
in, the Spleen Bishops.
I've written a few children's
starring the duo Robot & Lion! These colourful and humorous
books were originally made for my nephew and daughter. If you have
a child aged 4
to 10 years old these might be a nice gift for him or her - and I'd be
thrilled to know other kids were enjoying these. You can see previews
of the books or order them online at Lulu.com (click
here, or on the picture above).
GreanStalk: After the Spleen
played for a number of years (1995 to 1998) as a traditional Celtic
music duo call 'GreanStalk'. The music was quite good. We recorded two
albums that are now downloadable for free. Now you can view
performances by GreanStalk and some of the
other bands I've been in on my YouTube
Haggis: Around 1999 I moved to Cornwall, Ontario I hooked up with a local
Celtic Rock band called Haggis. For a few years we played venues in
Eastern Ontario, travelled to Alberta and into the United States. You
can listen to some of Haggis' music at soundclick.com.
Ovoids: I love Celtic music, it's a beautiful musical form that is
tradition. This means that to a certain extent it follows 'rules'.
Occasionally, I like to throw the rules to the wind and just experiment
with interesting, non-Celtic forms of music. You can hear some of my
original non-traditional music at Bandcamp,
creative umbrella known as
intrigued by late 1970's and early 1980's video game systems and
computers. This page tells how I made a replica arcade cabinet that
plays ColecoVision and Atari 2600 games. This was back in the day before MAME and emulators became practical.
performed on the following albums: (some
the links below take you to websites where you can listen
to or download the music.)