Todd received early recognition when
he was awarded National Endowment for the Arts support to apprentice with piper Denis Brooks. He has
performed with the San Francisco Symphony, toured with folklorist
and Irish music pioneer Mick Moloney and others, produced
critically acclaimed recordings as well as original theatrical
productions and has been a California Arts Council Touring Artist.
was a founding member of the Seattle Pipers Club under Denis Brooks
and has served as President of the San Francisco Pipers
Club and Editor of the national Pipers Review and
active in the teaching of the uilleann pipes on
the west coast including outreach performances for the San Francisco
Reeds and Rosin with fiddler
Dale Russ, was hailed as "one of the best Irish albums of
the year" by The Irish Voice in New York and charted Top-10
sales in Dublin, Ireland. Soulstice
establishes a new position for the Hammond B3 organ in Irish
music, drawing from soul music-styled accompanimnent for traditional
Irish music. Other recordings include A Celtic
Peace with guest artists, and Like
Magic with fiddler Bill Dennehy and guitarist Gerry O'Beirne.
Todd also produced the Theo Paige debut
recording, made while Theo was between the ages of 15 and 17 and
creatively interweaving Irish music and American fiddling, accompanied
by renowned English guitarist and bluesman Martin Simpson.
Denman is a wonderful musician and a consummate performer with
a rich and rare repertoire. He is a virtuoso on the tin whistle
and uilleann pipes the most sophisticated and complex
instrument in the world of Irish traditional music. He brings
to every public performance an engaging enthusiasm embellished
with whimsical flair. A musical evening with Todd is always thoroughly
entertaining and uplifting."
Mick Moloney, Musician and Folklorist
is without equal, is the utterly brilliant juxtaposition of old
and new in a way that is seamless and bewitchingly natural. ...until
you hear this band, you will never know what the genius of a fortuitous
alliance of talented musicians can do."
Iris na bPiobairi
Denman is a superior piper, having toured with Irish music pioneer
Mick Moloney (who's troupe [also] appeared here previously). His
is an understated mastery of the uilleann pipes..."
The State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL
Denman... is now recognized everywhere as a master of the uilleann
pipes and whistle."
Irish Music Magazine, Dublin, Ireland
the Hammond B3 organ to a role in traditional music at the hands
of Dublin native Eamonn Flynn,
adding clever touches of 1960s Motown soul sound."
Dirty Linen, Baltimore, MD
of Peter Browne's RTE interview with Todd
Transcript of Ita Kelly's Radio Ireland
interview with Todd Denman.