Born in Worcester, Massachusetts and now living in Foxford, County Mayo, David Doocey is at the forefront of a younger generation of musicians.
He has won several awards including All-Ireland medals on both fiddle and concertina and the first ever World Fleadh fiddle championship in 2005. He has also achieved success in the much coveted Feile Oriel trophy, an award previously held by Tommy Peoples. He is featured on many recordings and has recorded in Nashville with Grammy award winners Tim O’Brien and Allison Brown on Gráda’s ‘Natural Angle’ which was named in NPR’s top ten folk albums of 2010.
In the last number of years he has performed on stage with Michael McGoldrick, Tim O’Brien, Martin Hayes, Sean Keane, Dougie MacLean, Dermot Byrne, Sharon Shannon and many other world renowned musicians.
He has several Irish and international television and radio appearances to his credit including ‘Geantraí’, BBC’s Blas Ceoil, New Zealand’s NZTV Morning Breakfast Show, and is also featured on Des Bishop’s live d.v.d“desfunctional” which was shot live in the Roisín Dubh in Galway.
David has toured throughout Asia, Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand. He also teaches and can be found at the annual Willie Clancy Summer School in Milltown every year in County Clare. He has toured with the international dance shows Ragús, Irish Legends and Irish Dreams. He is a member of the band Gráda and plays with the Dave Munnelly Band, and performs a number of instruments with the Salamanca Ceili Band.
Late 2013 saw the release of David’s debut solo album ‘Changing Time’. It has received rave reviews and has been described as “an exquisite debut…” The Living Tradition, “a fiddle album for the 21st century…” TradConnect, and an album “with a hip, modern feel…” Daniel Neely, The Irish Echo, New York. It also won TradConnect’s ‘Best Traditional Album Cover Design’ for 2013.
Instructor – Fiddle