Irish/South African musician Richard Swan has over 20 years’ experience as a musical director, teacher, composer and gigging musician. Growing up between Dublin and England, he is a graduate of University of London Goldsmiths’ College. Richard has combined a successful classroom teaching career with numerous other musical projects. He left teaching in 2005 to go freelance, and has worked with many artists as a co-writer, producer, arranger and choir director, including directing a 70-voice choir backing Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan, Paul Brady, Elvis Costello and others for “Céiliuradh” at the Royal Albert Hall (2014), and a 75-voice choir for the finale of Damien Rice’s European tour in 2014. He directed members of the Céiliuradh Choir again in March 2015 for the finale of the St Patrick’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square, accompanied by the Late Late Show Band. Over the years he has run numerous school and community choirs, is the founder of Hummy Mummies, (a multi-branch choir for mothers of small children), and currently also directs a community choir in South London, as well as running a successful wedding and function band called Cornucopia.