The haunting and expressive sound of a once-obscure Irish instrument – the Uilleann Pipes – have now been heard around the world in touring shows and film scores. Troy Donockley is a leading virtuoso and innovator on the pipes, as well as low whistle. His music can be heard in film, TV documentaries, and blockbuster movies such as Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” and “Ironclad”.

He is a member of the symphonic metal band Nightwish and he also co-founded the acclaimed group “The Bad Shepherds” with Adrian Edmondson. A formidable producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, he has recorded and toured with various artists such as Maddy Prior, Midge Ure, Barbara Dickson, Iona, Maire Brennan (Clannad), Alan Stivell, Mostly Autumn and many, many more.

Troy is known for both his affability and intense musical focus. He took some time off from h