A graduate of Glasgow University, David started his musical life as a concert pianist then turned his attentions to theatre, notably ballet and opera. He has worked as musical director, répétiteur and composer for many ballet and contemporary dance companies including The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Singapore Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Company, Jiri Kylian (NDT), Random Dance and L.C.T.D.

He was on the music staff of Scottish Opera where he was musical director of a wide range of works from Rossini through Puccini to Janacek and has composed numerous works for the stage and orchestra that have been produced and broadcast throughout the world. A prolific composer, his commissions “The Musical Story Book” for B.B.C. Radio 4 were nominated for a Sony Award in the UK as have been his many works for Scottish Opera. Amongst others, he has worked with Sinead O’Connor, Maire Breatnach (Clannad), Finbar Furey, Phil Coulter, The Dubliners, Brian Kennedy, Samantha Mumba and Hayley Westenra.

He has conducted, collaborated and performed with many orchestras including The Orchestra Of Scottish Opera, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), The Spokane Symphony Orchestra, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. David was musical director with The Celtic Tenors for several years achieving several No. #1 albums with them as producer and musical director and more recently with The Canadian Tenors, collaborating on their recent No. #1 album.

David joined Celtic Thunder in 2011 as Musical Director and has toured with the show ever since. He has composed several original songs for Celtic Thunder and is responsible for all musical and vocal arrangements on the recent tours of Voyage, Mythology, Celtic Thunder Symphony, Very Best of Celtic Thunder and now Legacy. “One word sums up the prevailing mood behind every note in Celtic Thunder. That word is collaboration. The creativity that involved in making a Celtic Thunder show is immense. From the moment the first note is struck in rehearsal to the final gloss put on each track in the studio, I search for the best possible arrangement for each song. We have the finest singers, musicians and engineers on every project that we can find, and they have all contributed greatly to what you hear.”

“A creative endeavor like this has two distinct sides to it. Firstly the choice of material and secondly ensuring those final choices work. The Celtic Thunder tradition has always been to bring you the best possible versions of music that you know and love and so continuing that tradition is no easy matter.”

In today's 'sneak peak' from the Home Entertainment Series - season 4 "The history behind the songs", Celtic Thunder's Emmet Cahill takes you to his hometown of County Cavan to explore one of Ireland's Literary Giants, Percy French (Phil the Fluther's Ball & co-wrote 'The Mountains of Mourne'). Just 2 shows left in Season 4 www.stageit.com/CTLive, do you have your tickets yet? ...

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Thank you everyone who attended tonight's very special Stageit www.stageit.com/CTLive with the Celtic Thunder Guys. Everyone at Celtic Thunder is very thankful for your support and encouragement. We bring you tonights 'Home Entertainment Series' opening number and from Its Entertainment on CD bit.ly/2UCncrO - "I Still Haven’t Found What I’m looking for" - Be sure to check out the 10% off ALL of CDs and DVDs at the Celtic Thunder Store with worldwide shipping! - Discount reflects at check-out, no promo code needed! ...

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We hope you enjoyed tonight’s Stageit www.stageit.com/CTLive with the guys, and "the history behind the songs", featuring "Galileo" with Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne from Celtic Thunder 'Mythology' --->http://bit.ly/30T1mzX. Be sure to check out the entire catalog of CDs and DVDs at the Celtic Thunder Store and save 10% with worldwide shipping! - Discount reflects at check-out, no promo code needed! ...

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Today’s sneak peek is with Celtic Thunder's Emmet Cahill at Ellis Island from the Celtic Thunder 'Entertainment Series' Season 4 - 'The History & Stories behind the songs'. Starting TONIGHT, these Four of the streaming events involve location filming around Ireland with a Celtic Thunder Principal exploring the HISTORY behind the SONGS that you, THE FANS, know so well. All four of the Celtic Thunder Guys will be there watching with you and look forward to ALL of you to joining them on that journey along with more LOCATIONS, HISTORY and STORIES of IRELAND and SONGS.

The Celtic Thunder At Home Series SEASON 4 will run from TONIGHT NOV 24th to Saturday NOV 28th LIVE on Stageit, with a different event each night. Showtime for each event is 7.30 PM ET. Tickets for the LIVE Streaming Event may be purchased here (link to purchase tickets) ---> www.stageit.com/CTLive where you can enjoy from home with family and loved ones.

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