whistles, keyboards, saxophone
David began playing Irish music with the band Gallus in 2004 and has been picking up tunes ever since. He also plays saxophone with the Dallas Wind Symphony and local jazz group The Singapore Slingers. David plays regularly with the Trinity Hall Session Players and has been a staff member at the annual O’Flaherty Irish Music Camp since 2006.
Michelle has over 20 years of Irish fiddling experience. Her driving style powers many of 5SR’s dance sets, although she is equally at home adding a wistful phrase to a ballad or spicing up a bluegrass tune. Michelle is also a songwriter and has performed with many groups in the past, including Idle Road and Gallus. She can be heard regularly on weekend afternoons with the Trinity Hall Session Players.
bodhran, drums, percussion, vocals
Rick began his 40-year drumming career at an early age and was exposed to a wide variety of musical styles. Since graduating with a degree in Music Education from Troy University in Alabama, he has been performing in bands and as a freelance percussionist in rock, jazz, blues, country and classical performances. He is also an instructor at the annual O’Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp. Rick brings a unique and diverse musical style to 5 Second Rule, utilizing the African djembe, Celtic bodhran, and other percussion instruments.
mandolin, guitar, banjo, vocals
Paul is no stranger to diverse music styles. Over the past 40 years, Paul has played in jazz, bluegrass, rock and gospel bands and numerous vocal groups. Originally from Kentucky, Paul has lived in the Dallas area since the early 1960′s. He also plays mandolin, banjo, whistle and Irish flute, and appears regularly with the Trinity Hall Session Players. He is currently president of the Traditional Irish Music Education Society (TIMES).