Pete Cummins is a Grammy Award winning Irish musician and songwriter with a long and rich musical history who was a founding member of The Fleadh Cowboys. The Fleadh Cowboys were one of the most successful bands in Ireland through the eighties and nineties. They had a long running residency at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and each week a guest or guests would join the band on stage, some of those guests have included The Waterboys, Hothouse Flowers, Joe Ely and Shane McGowan. The Fleadh Cowboys played support for Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, U2 and The Pogues.
Pete Cummins released his debut solo album ‘The Brilliant Architect’ in 2009 to critical acclaim. “Flowers In Baghdad”, from that album, is a haunting and heartbreaking anti-war song in response to Iraqi blogger Salam Pax who wrote about the lack of colour in his city. It was picked up by Neil Young’s team and spent a year on his anti-war channel.