Alan has gained the reputation as one of the most identifiable and respected flute players in Irish music. He is widely recognised as a lead soloist on the Lord of the Rings soundtrack and for his time with the band Gráda, that he co-founded in 2001. His freewheeling, “soaring flute playing” was a major part of Gráda’s sound. There is a jazzy edge and improvisation element to Alan’s playing that has earned him fans in other genres including Jazz and Bluegrass. Recently he has been making guest appearances with Irish high fliers.