2016 kicked off with a tour of Ireland where Stephen joined singing legends Dolores & Sean Keane for concerts at some of Irelands finest venues including the INEC and Vicar St.
In February Stephen travelled to Germany for the Irish Spring tour with his newly formed group ‘BLÁS’ , featuring David Doocey, Anne Brennan & Shane McGowan, they received critical acclaim and launched their new album there before returning home for a packed out homecoming launch at Matt Molloy’s in Westport.
Stephen is currently involved in a number of studio projects, producing albums for Sligo native Siobhan O’Donnell and Mayo singer Mick Mulhern, alongside various session work.
Stephen and harpist Seána Davey have recorded a duo cd of flute and harp, currently in the mixing process it should be ready for release in the summer.
Stephen is delighted to announce he will travel to the renowned Dublin Ohio Festival in America this August with the group SLIDE.
TitanicDance, the new Irish Danceshow based on the story of the famous ship, will travel to Branson Missouri this October for a 3 week residency, Stephen works with the show as producer and composer and also performs in the band.
Stephen will be teaching Flute at The South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Music this July in Tubbercurry.