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Mary McAleese On the 1st of July 2010 Vinnie was invited to play for President McAleese in Aras an Uachtarain.
On the Day he brought his old friend Steve Cooney with whom Vinnie has collaborated with on numerous occasions and produced some great works. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Steve started his professional musical career at the age of 17 playing for a while in the US before returning home, where he was in a number of rock bands.

Steve Cooney In 1981 he bought a one-way ticket to Ireland, from where his ancestors had come from. Since then he has popped up all over the place. With major contributions to many Bands and artists he has also played with Chuck Berry, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour and Sinead O Connor.
His technique is excellent, and his understanding of traditional music and accompaniment is attested to by the number of traditional albums he has contributed to.

Check Vinnie and Steve out on this Video: