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Story to date:
Hello! I am a musician, entrepreneur, teacher, songwriter, and general ideas man and I have run several businesses over the past 30 years. Working as a barman, and then a sales representative, I decided to go out on my own when I found that I had no difficulty selling and making deals for other companies. I got myself a few agencies in the plumbing trade and started importing and distributing through retailers in Ireland, and then in London England.
It was a rocky road, as most start-ups are but it ended in success when I sold out to a multinational in 2007. I also got involved in other businesses, including retail and property, where I also was lucky in my dealings. You work hard and luck comes your way!
I have a new Music Publishing business called Atlantic Songs which is my passion.
Learning and Teaching
After doing an MBA in University College Cork (“making it in business and then finding out how I did it!”), I went on to do a doctorate on The Teaching of Entrepreneurship at University Level which I completed in 2012. I taught Entrepreneurship at Postgraduate University Level for 10 years.
I am currently preparing lectures to be delivered online and am targeting a global audience.
All the Time
On the song-writing front, I have a publishing deal with Warner Chappell in London and co-write with artists in Ireland and the UK.
It is a passion and I get to work with people like Declan Sinnott ( Christy Moore and Mary Black ) and Scott English (“Mandy” and “Bend me Shape Me”). I am working with Aine O'Gorman as we speak and that is a very exciting project.
I keep a boat in Crosshaven where I “mess about on the ocean”.