He joined the traditional scene in Dublin in the seventies, playing with the likes of Matt Molloy, Paddy Keenan and Liam O'Flynn. For a while he played in the pioneering but short-lived group 1691, and joined the famous Bothy Band in late 1975, replacing Paddy Glackin as the band turned professional. He left the Bothies in 1976, after the release of their first album, and was replaced by Kevin Burke.
He recorded a number of albums with varied other musicians in the late seventies, the best known of which is probably the Molloy-Peoples-Brady album. He now lives around Kilfenora, Co. Clare, and continues to play locally. His daughter Siobhan is also a fiddler, who has recorded with him on the Maiden Voyage album. His best regarded albums are the Molloy/Peoples/Brady album, the first Bothy Band album, and probably The High Part of the Road, though his solo albums have many fans, and have influenced many of the younger generation of fiddle players.
1975 The Bothy Band (The Bothy Band) Mulligan LUN 002, Green Linnet GLCD 3011 1976? The High Part of the Road Shanachie 34007 (Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples) 19?? Tommy Peoples Comhaltas CL 13 197? The Iron Man Shanachie 79004 (Tommy Peoples and Daithi Sproule) 1977 A Traditional Experience Solo 7012: LP With Tommy Peoples 1978 Matt Molloy, Tommy Peoples, Mulligan LUN 17, Green Linnet 3018 Paul Brady 1986 Fifty Irish fiddle tunes Waltons WMC 01024 (Instruction Book + Cassette) 1993 Tommy Peoples, Traditional Fiddler TradHCD008 (GTD Heritage Music) 19?? Tommy Peoples, Master Irish Fiddler Ovation Records, OVA 503 1998 The Quiet Glen (private release) Also contributes to: 197? Paul Brady: Welcome Here Kind Stranger Green Linnet 3015 (cassette) 1990 Clare tradition (one track) HCD?? GTD Heritage Music 1991 Fiddlesticks (four sets) Nimbus 199? The Sound of Stone BAG CD 001 (Artists for Mullaghmore) 19?? Maiden Voyage: Live traditional music session from Peppers Bar - Feakle, Co. Clare Celtic Music CMCD 062
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