Brian Fleming is a percussionist, cultural producer and theatre maker. A refugee from Dublin, he quarantined for years in Bell Harbour Co Clare before settling in Fahanlunachtamore near Miltown Malbay and Ennistyomn in North Clare.

He has a BA in psychology, a HDip in Arts Policy and Practice and an MA in Festive Arts, from UCD, UCG and UL, respectively.

He cites his main teachers in drumming as Mamady Keita, Monette Marino Keita, Bala Diatta and John Wadham and in theatre, Raymond Keane.

He is particularly interested in traditional and intercultural arts and in work about inclusion. He has played in over 30 countries and recorded on over 50 albums and is named the Guinness Book of Records 2001 as one of the creators of the Millennium Drum, the world’s biggest drum.

Brian is a Creative Associate with the Arts Council/Creative Ireland’s Creative Schools programme and is Co-Director since 2007 of Dublin’s Big Bang Festival of Rhythm.

Email; bodhranfleming at gmail dot com