He is a baroque violinist and fiddler in the Cape Breton and 18th-century Scottish styles. He grew up in Maryland, learning violin from age four and exploring various fiddling styles early on. David studied baroque violin with Stanley Ritchie at Indiana University in the 1980s and joined Tafelmusik for ten years, 1988-1998. He lives in Halifax with his wife Kate Dunlay, with whom he co-authored the influential treatise on Cape Breton fiddling, the DunGreen Collection. He co-founded several music ensembles, including the Medieval Quintet, Puirt a Baroque, Ferintosh, and Tempest Baroque Ensemble. David performs regularly with Chris Norman, Red Priest, and Tempest. He is featured on dozens of recordings, including those with Seattle Baroque, Apollo's Fire, Ensemble Caprice, Les Voix Humaines, La Nef, Toronto Consort, Doug MacPhee, Suzie LeBlanc, Chris Norman, and Concerto Caledonia.
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