Des Lacey


Des Lacey is a Dublin based drummer/percussionist. As a teenager he started his career in various Showbands while studying both Jazz and Classical playing.

He has since worked in every style of music. He has performed/recorded with numerous Acts including Eleanor Mc Evoy, Katie Melua, R.T.E Concert Orchestra, Colm Wilkinson, Ronan Tynan  Eimear Quinn, Irish Film Orchestra, The Dubliners, The Celtic Tenors, Daniel o Donnell Joan Rivers, Karen Egan,  Tony Christie, Finbar Wright, Cor na Nog Cormac Kenevey, Declan O Rourke, Ciara Sidine, Celtic Thunder, The Hot House Big Band and The Take 3 Jazz Trio.

He has recently completed tours of Holland and Belgium with Belfast artist Peter Corry, U.K Australian and  American tours with  Daniel o Donnell and Mary Duff, Irish dates with Rebecca Storm, Red Hurley and Michael English and played at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow with traditional Irish group Four Men and A Dog.

Recent Theatre productions include Improbable Frequency at The Gaiety Theatre, Anglo The  Musical at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The Threepenny Opera at The Gate Theatre and Cinderella at The Gaiety Theatre

He was a member of the orchestra for the BBC Television Special celebrating the inauguration of  Derry as UK City of Culture and is a current member of the band Telegraph featuring singer/songwriter Kevin Doherty.
He also devised the Percussion Workshop “From Heartbeat to Drumbeat”.

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Always be lovers of God, of your souls and the souls of your sisters.

From the Blessing of St. Clare