Folk star best known as a member of the Irish band The Fureys. The Fureys are an all-brothers band best known for their 1981 global hit "When You Were Sweet Sixteen".
He was a prodigy on the Uillean pipes, winning the All Ireland Medal three times as a young man.
He also has a burgeoning acting career, appearing in Martin Scorcese's 2002 epic "Gangs of New York".
His brothers Paul and George are also founding members of The Fureys.
His 2011 solo album "Colours" featured contributions from English pop star Shayne Ward.