May I introduce …. Yee haw, Fiddler Adam
Fiddler Adam alias Cormac Duffin began playing the fiddle at the age of nine, he was taught by a gentleman by the name of Hugh Surgeoner, from Cullybackey, Northern Ireland. Cormac was a keen and skilled student and learnt many different styles of fiddle playing from Mr Surgeoner.
From this solid foundation, Cormac practiced and delved deeper into music of different arrangements, from Irish Traditional to Pop and then into the American Bluegrass and Cajun, which he has mastered and brings to life on stages throughout Ireland and the UK as the one and only Fiddler Adam.
As well as being a polished musician, Fiddler Adam is also an accomplished vocalist and although he has his own distinctive original style of singing, his voice has been compared to that of Johnny Cash and Elvis.
Fiddler Adam is a well-loved and much respected cabaret artist, having been on the ‘Cabaret Scene’ for a few years. He has performed with many other high profile artists in Ireland and the UK. Fiddler Adam is a very versatile artist and can work with any type of band having played with Brass Bands, Orchestras, Show bands and Country Bands.
He has grown in confidence and popularity and is classed as an exceptional and very unique artist. He has a powerful personality, which lures the audience into his performance, spins them around with the act and leaves them utterly enthralled and crying out for more.
Fiddler Adam has released 5 albums and appeared on a number of radio and TV shows.
A love of sailing led to a few years entertaining on Cruise Liners in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, but family ties brought him back to Northern Ireland to continue his vocation at home.
Fiddler Adam has shared a stage with many well-known artists including: Ronan Keating; David Essex, Tony Christie, Billy Ocean, Brian Ferry, Mica Paris, Shane McGowan, Heather Small, Lynn Anderson and Billie Joe Spears.
In November 2013, Fiddler Adam was asked to perform for the Lady Taverners Association in the Dorchester Hotel in London at a Tribute Lunch for Graham Norton. Other guests at the event included Joan Collins, Lord Sugar, Nicholas Parsons, Angela Rippon, Judith Chalmers and Alan Carr who all loved his show. Fiddler Adam has since returned to London on a number of occasions to perform at events.
Fiddler Adam has become a firm favourite on the Wedding entertainment circuit at home and in the Republic of Ireland and enjoys nothing more than helping happy couples celebrate their special day.
Fiddler Adam’s love of music is second only to his love for life. To sum up Fiddler Adam, there is so much to say that words cannot describe and his albums only go a short way to giving the listener a taste of a live performance.