Darren started learning in 1990 with Alen and his brother, Connor, with tuition from Terry Tully.
His biggest influence was Terry and all the other members of the band at the time, who he looked up to.
His best memory was when the band came 6th in Belfast in 2002 - there was no massed bands due to flooding.
We all ended up covering our uniforms in muck - but the party that night was epic.
His favourite performance playing with the band was the 2010 All Ireland medley, which was held in Ballina, Co.Mayo.
His most memorable win though, is without doubt, the Worlds in 2010.
Darren works as a chef, so work got in the way of his playing for a few years, but he's delighted now to be back playing in the band - especially with Alen as P/M.