was born in 1964 and raised in Dublin and Donegal. His love of the culture and landscape of his homeland have strongly influenced his artistic output. He is internationally recognised as a leading choral composer of his generation. Through his work as a composer and as founder/artistic director of the vocal ensemble ANÚNA he has forged a unique path in modern choral culture. He is, and has been, an active workshop leader and mentor for performers and young composers.