Daire Bracken is well known as a creative fiddle player and founding member of the successful bands Slide, Danú and the Munnelly Band.
Hailing from a musical family located close the CCÉ Headquarters in Monkstown, Co. Dublin, afforded him great exposure from a young age to some of the country’s finest musicians as they passed through the capital. Absorbing these influences, his exploratory style has intrigued listeners and brought about many musical collaborations.
He has toured with the likes of Stockton’s Wing, Púca, Salsa Celtica, Bray Vista, Hazel O’Connor, the Black Family, Niamh Parsons, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill; including privileged recording and performances with the late Liam Clancy, Dia lena Anam.
Teaching is an inherited skill, with over 20 years of teaching for Comhaltas Ceoltóirí na hÉireann, Waltons New School of Music, Ballyfermot College of Further Educaton, University College Dublin and various schools worldwide. His clear and patient imparting of his insight into various fiddle styles is well received at workshops.
Recent projects include a rejuvenation and interpretation of Early Irish Poetry into music with Lorcán MacMathúna, documentaries, film soundtracks, fusion band Electric Céilí and collaboration with select artists from around the world for Globe the Show.