Ben is a multi-instrumentalist who has risen to become one of Australia’s most sought-after Irish musicians. In 2000 he won the Declan Affley memorial award for excellence in a young performer, and was a featured soloist on the soundtrack to the Nicole Kidman – Hugh Jackman film “Australia”. An extraordinarily versatile musician, Ben has gained a fierce reputation for his driving and subtle DADGAD guitar work, His powerful flute playing and crisp whistle sound. Ben has performed and toured with some of the cream of Irish traditional music including the legendary piper Paddy Keenan, flute maestro Alan Doherty and fiddler Louise Phelan. An accomplished Irish flute and bodhran player, Ben is also a member of the acclaimed Australian Irish Trad Band “Trouble In The Kitchen”.