Mícheál is a piper who hails from Cork but has been living in Ennis, Co Clare for the last thirty years where he is involved in traditional music and gaelscolaíocht. He was chairman of an Fleadh Nua in Ennis for ten years and chairman of the Fleadh Cheoil na Éireann 2016 in Ennis. He is príomhreachtaire of Chomhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and he will begin his masters in Irish Traditional Music Performance in Limerick University in the Autumn.