He is a multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer,
composer, arranger and author who has worked as a
session musician with a broad spectrum of artists.
He managed a studio in England for a time and set up
Offspring records, which has released several albums. He still works as a freelance
engineer and producer, as well as providing work experience opportunities
for people who want to go into further studies in the engineering
Often heard as a percussionist, string player or wind
musician he has been the British champion at Uillean Pipe playing and
worked and recorded internationally in at least 20 countries with numerous
artists that include Gary Barlow, Bjork, Celtonia, The Chieftains, Depeche
Mode, Michael Flately, Il Divo, Loreena McKennitt, Saskia Tomkins, Uriah
Heep and Julian Lloyd Webber among others.
He has also been no stranger to the world of
television where he has made appearances in an episode of Friends
and on the Des O’Connor Show, performed music for the series How
Music Works and Earth: Final Conflict and played music on
He was a member of the group Mahogany Gaspipes and in
2004 he and a few of the members they put together the band LinnTilla and
released their debut self-titled album in 2005.
Outside of his work as a performer he has also written
several books that include The Low Whistle Book and The Bodhran
Book and released an instructional DVD on the bodhran.
Baloo Lammy (Scottish Traditional)
Zah Zah 9809 (CD:
Celtic Flute Christmas)
Bodhran/Uillean Pipes - Steafan Hannigan
Guitars - Donald
Accordion - Karen
Celtic woodflute/Whistles/String & Percussion
arranger - Declan Waggett