Dara means Oak Tree in Irish
I was born on the west coast of Ireland in Irelands 4th biggest city, the lovely Limerick.
I studied in Dublin for 4 years before taking a short break to come to Hamburg for a change of horizon.
This year that short break will be 23 years !
All of a sudden I seemed to be playing gigs on small stages in Hamburg.
Very quickly it became clear to me that this is what I want to do.
I often say it and really believe it that the music chose me and not the other way around.
I had no choice really and have no regrets. The opposite infact.
I have had the luck of life in meeting and working with so many wonderful musicians and people. Many of whom have become lifetime friends.
It wasn’t always easy and was often a damn hard slog but I can only and honestly say that I am so happy to be where I am now musically and as a man in life.
I’ve literally played 1000’s of different shows and experienced almost everything that life playing music can give you.
What you get from it though is so much more and for that i will be eternally grateful.