Diarmaid Moynihan is regarded as one of Ireland’s most creative uilleann pipers and composers. Tutored by the late Tomás O Canainn at the Cork School of Music, he went on to develop his own distinctive style. Diarmaid, along with his brother Donncha, founded the award winning band Calico.
Long admired as one of the most lyrical Irish traditional composers, Diarmaid’s pieces have been recorded by artists including Lunasa, Flook and Michael McGoldrick. His most recent contributions to the screen have been the Des Kilbane productions, An Croí Trodach and Fists of Bronze based on the life of Achill’s Johnny Kilbane.
Donncha Moynihan is a Cork based guitarist and much sought after audio engineer. His guitar playing has featured on many traditional and contemporary recordings. Highlights of his recording career include The Last Testament of Mary (sound designer Mel Mercier) which won a Drama Desk award for sound design and was nominated for a Tony award.