Born in 1956, Terry followed in the footsteps of his paternal grandfather, father and mother who were all pipers.
In 1966, at the age of 10, Terry joined the St. Joseph’s Pipe Band from Clondalkin and at the end of 1973, he joined St. Laurence O’Toole, who were then competing in Grade 3 under the leadership of his father, Tommy.
In 1980, Terry was appointed Pipe Sergeant and became the man in charge of the band’s sound - he became P/M in 1984 when his father passed away.
He has published five collections of bagpipe music, which include compositions such as Tommy Tully’s Air and The Pumpkin’s Fancy.
His skills have earned him renown and such honours as performing with The Chieftains in Carnegie Hall in New York.
Under Terry’s leadership, the O'Toole's continued their rise in Grade 1, frequently placing in the top six at the Major Championships and culminating with winning the holy grail – The World Pipe Band Championships in 2010.
Terry retired as P/M in 2013 and stepped back into the ranks where he now helps out with tune selection, arrangements and tuning.
He also gives his time towards judging, recitals and band workshops throughout the World.