Rick has come to Mooncoyn from a background of playing in the pubs and folk clubs around the North of England. He plays acoustic and electric guitars, as well as Irish bouzouki, and plays a leading role in the vocals of the band.

Whilst enjoying many musical genres, his first love is folk, from wherever in the world, and likes nothing more than hunting down obscure festivals whilst travelling around Europe with Kath. Of particular influence on the English folk scene are the renowned Oyster Band and Steeleye Span.

Off stage interests include cycling, walking, skiing, mountaineering, and the odd glass of dry whites and mellow reds! Oh, and and travelling around Europe of course!