Ciaran is one of the Band’s longest serving members, having joined B&R in 2009, prior to its consecutive Yorkshire and National winning years.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Ciaran began playing euphonium at Bangor Salvation Army. Through his teenage years he was also a member of the County Down Youth Wind band, the Laganvale Band, the NI Youth Brass Band as well as being the first player to represent Northern Ireland in the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. Before leaving school, he gained an ATCL diploma in performance.
Following a move to England to attend the RNCM, Ciaran enjoyed his first stint on baritone with Desford Colliery and then the Black Dyke
Band. Work took Ciaran to Lincolnshire where he was quickly snapped up by the Ransomes Band and since played euphonium for Thoresby Colliery and latterly for Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, along with professional work with the Ulster Orchestra and the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra. When at Carlton
Main, he decided to make the switch to Solo Baritone, raising the interest of B&R and David King, who asked him to join after his first rehearsal.
Ciaran is now a regularly featured soloist with the Band and is very proud of the great players around him, as well as having the guidance from his former tutor David Thornton.
When not holding a baritone, Ciaran is a project manager with a design agency in Manchester or can be seen walking his 2 dogs.