Darrin received a mandolin for his 11th birthday, and has yet to be seen without an instrument since. He grew up in a musical family, where his father even hosted a weekly radio show in the 1950’s. Once Darrin had that first Mandolin he was hooked! He spent many of the next summers going to every bluegrass festival within driving distance!! He learned so much from those experiences and made many lifelong friendships. Music has always been at the centre of his life.
Darrin is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter who has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists including; The Good Brothers, Susan Aglukark, Claire Lynch, The Ennis Sisters, David Francey, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Shane Cook and the Woodchippers, and The Schotts with his wife, Alison.
Darrin and Alison have spent the past 30 years giving private music lessons and raising two kids. Darrin is passionate about learning, playing, teaching and sharing music.