'Why does a mandolin have eight strings?
To double the chances that one of
them will be in tune.'
Dave Cunningham is from Birmingham and plays the mandolin and banjo. He is a former All-Ireland Fleadh solo champion, more importantly, he is the band's barbecue expert and volleyball captain. He has been involved with Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and with Trad and folk bands most of his life.