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David Muldrew: News

Donegal Rain - October 24, 2015


RSPBA Event - July 21, 2014

Saudi Diplomatic Event - July 21, 2014

The Upducky Bnad were invited to play at the Irish Embassy Diplomatic St Patricks event in Riyadh in March

WORLD POLICE AND FIRE GAMES 2013 - August 22, 2013

I had the great opportunity of playing along with Bearnagh, the Voices of Ireland and the Titanic Drums at the World Police and Fire Games Opening Ceremony at the Kings Hall in Belfast, I also on the same week performed for the Sigir Conference in Croke Park Dublin with the Upducky Band.

More recently I returned from a great wee gig in Balver in Sauerland Germany, with Blackthorn and also had a 10 day stint of Norway with Aidan Lennon and piper Tiarnan Dinkin.


I have had a great week here in Northern Ireland playing in Pairc Esler Newry, Stormont and Newry Town Hall for the Olympic Torch Celebration and at the sending of the torch to Scotland from the Port of Larne with the Upducky Band.

cd baby - January 1, 2012


Battersey Power Station Event - June 17, 2011

Crooked jack Ireland performed at Battersey Power Station in support to Andrea Corr at one of the Irish Community in London's premier fundraising events on June 16th

RIYADH SAUDI ARABIA - October 15, 2010

Had the honour to play a series of great concerts with Crooked Jack Ireland at the Irish Embassy in Riyadh specially for a number of functions organised by the great and helpful Irish Society in Saudi Arabia,

THANK YOU OSLO - August 30, 2009

Just a note to all to say, that I had a great 10 days gigging in Oslo along with Aidan Lennon and Kevin Shields and it was brilliant as usual.......too many of you to mention by name but TUSEN TAK and we will see you in the near future again!!

CD LAUNCHED "the southern cross" - July 31, 2009

Hi folks,

Brendan and myself launched the CD at Fiddlers Green Festival in Rostrevor. The launch was a great success and judging by the comments on the guestbook page those of you there really had a good night....Anyway we are organising a tour later this year to bring the CD out to you and I will keep you informed of the dates of the forthcoming tour....

NEWCASTLE ENGLAND - March 18, 2009

Had a great few days playing with Blackthorn in Newcastle and I have to say, The Geordies are really friendly, great fun and a pleasure to play for.

Very enjoyable music - December 9, 2008

I have recently been working on the new folk CD being brought out by Malachi Cush......great craic, great songs and should be a great release when available

CROOKED JACK NORWAY - October 29, 2008

We had a really excellent 7 days playing in and around Oslo and as usual were very well entertained and looked after by the people in the Dubliner Pub. Good gigs, good people and great craic

viewing figure 5FM - July 24, 2008

Folks that listen to my radio programme GAELFORCE will be pleased to hear that 5FM has now grown to 25% of the listening public and therefore my show is to continue its 2 hour slot. It is also streamed on broadband and can be found at

Malachi Cush Wedding - July 24, 2008

Had a great day at Malachi's wedding and played at the ceremony. It was a lovely event and I wish Mal and Claire the best in the future


I performed my song The Bessbrook Mill for the BBC STORYFINDERS programe about the Bessbrook Mill and it's history in Newry on the 17th April 2008,the show was a great night and will be televised in the very near future, coverage of the night mentioned can be seen on STORYFINDERS site


I performed my song MY FATHER WAS from the musical I have written called the Planter and the Gael on 10th April 2008. The show took the format of Scottish and Irsh pipers musicians and dancers...
Great buzz!!!

Trip to Copenhagen and Luxembourg - March 21, 2008

During the last few weeks I have been in Denmark and Luxembourg.
The first trip was with the Altnaveigh Society in Denmark where 7 of us had the opportunity to play for the Irish Ambassador at the Irish Embassy Copenhagen, the trip was really great and emphasisied the cross cultural traditions of the island of Ireland through music and song and Mrs Emer Kilcullen from the Irish Dept of Foreign Affairs was a magnificent host...

Luxembourg was another great adventure and I travelled there with Blackthorn.....The city is truly a beautiful fairytail type place with wonderful bridges and architecture and the festival was organised and brilliantly run by brothers Thom and Ray from Cafe Uran and Phil from the Irish Pub the Blackstuff...great fun!!

Stormont parliament buildings Belfast - March 1, 2008

The cross cultural night that I attended at Stormont for the Bombardier corporation was a really great event and showed the great culture of Northern Irish people both Protestant, Catholic and whatever. Religion has never been my strongpoint I must say..

Gaelforce radio programme FIVEFM - February 25, 2008

Hi folks ,
my radio programme has changed its slot to 6am to 8am on Sunday mornings for the next while.
I would like to thank my listeners on the web in Finland, Norway, Australia, South Africa and Missouri in the USA for all your great comments, much appreciated

March - January 19, 2008

March as allways is a busy time for Irish musicians and this year David will be in Helsinki and Copenhagen with the folks of Altnaveigh Cultural Society as a guest of the Irish Dept of Foreign Affairs at their annual St Pats celebrations, he will then be in luxembourg with Irish folk rock group Blackthorn at their St Pats celebrations, so an interesting week all round.

SIGNED - December 24, 2007

3 more songs have been signed by publisher Warner Chappell

Armagh festival of song Award - December 20, 2007

On the 22nd of June, David was awarded the Armagh festival of song award for his outstanding contribution to the living song tradition in Ireland and the adding to it through new poetry and song.
The award is the brainchild of Peter Makem cousin of the legendary Tommy Makem and has been supported and nurtured by both through the years.

The song "Long Hard Night" has been covered by the well known Donegal singer Aoife Ferry and put out on world release with the Claddagh music label

I got to hear my song "Path to Peace" sung by Celtic tenor Emmanuel Lawlor who was accompanied by a 500 piece children's choir and the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and Altnaveigh House at two special events in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast and the great hall in Dublin Castle.

I am currently working on the finishing touches of a brand new Irish / Scots musical and album along with musicians Brendan Monaghan and world champion snare drummer Mark Wilson.

Have just finished working on a new CD with Blackthorn, Ireland's folk rock band

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