Diane is a violinist and chamber musician. She has been a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra since 1998 and has toured the world with many prestigious ensembles including the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. She is in huge demand as a chamber musician, performing at major international festivals. In other genres she has performed alongside and recorded with Sir Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, The Corrs, Bono, Shania Twain, Katie Melua and plays in her own gypsy jazz trio. She completed an Arts Practice PhD in 2019, and is the recipient of a scholarship from the Irish Research Council. She is Course Director of the MA in Classical String Performance in the University of Limerick where she also teaches Dalcroze, Kodaly and improvisation. Based in Co. Clare, she works extensively as an animateur, coach and workshop leader and directs, from the violin, the Irish Chamber Orchestra Academy international string ensemble.