Richard Tait, Irish banjo player

Richard Tait

Aotearoa, New Zealand

Originally from a multi-instrumental background including classical clarinet, Richard took up Irish music on the mandolin on a whim and ended up discovering his musical passion. He started playing banjo simply because it was louder at sessions, and now loves both instruments. A keen student of banjo technique, he has honed his playing for the last few years under the expert guidance of Sligo-based banjoista and All-Ireland champion Theresa O’Grady. Hailing from Wellington, Richard is a stalwart of the session at the Welsh Dragon.