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Although born in London, Tad’s family roots are firmly in Ireland – his family hails from Castlebar in County Mayo. His musical life started, as it does for many, by learning the piano as a child. He then rediscovered his early love of Irish music in his mid-teens and started on the bodhrán, the Irish drum. It took many years of attending sessions, those informal gatherings of traditional musicians so strong throughout the diaspora, under the watchful eye and tutelage of such luminaries as Mick O’Connor, to learn about the music and develop his technique.