As a guitarist and songwriter and one half of The Cast (with Mairi Campbell) he has produced four albums, as well as two stage shows – Red Earth and Revival! – which combine music and storytelling.
Also for the stage, he has co-written three scores for British Youth Music Theatre shows: Tales from the World’s End; Nikki and the Gang; and Not the End of the World.
Other activities include teaching guitar with the Scots Music Group in Edinburgh and co-producing Distil, a long-running, creative development project for traditional musicians.
David graduated with an M.LItt in Ethnology and Folklore at Aberdeen University in 2019. He joined Luminate’s Board in 2020.