MMus BSc. (Hons) ARSM
Louis was brought up in the city and was recruited to the boy choristers of St. Columb's Cathedral at the age of 6. This sparked the start of his musical career and he continued to pursue the organ and piano as well as singing. Rising to Head Chorister of St. Columb's Cathedral, he also sang in the Ebrington Primary School choir, featuring as a soloist in School Choir of the Year and a lead part in the school plays.
At Foyle College, Louis continued music through A-Level and was involved in the choirs, orchestras and school shows. Outside of school, he attended the Charles Wood Summer School for 3 years and became organ scholar of St. Columb's Cathedral under Dr. Ian Mills, playing at various services and events over his 2 years.
Keeping music as a hobby, Louis entered Glasgow University to read Earth Science and was awarded the Lanfine Organ Scholarship, playing in the Glasgow University Chapel under the direction of renowned concert organist, Kevin Bowyer, and continued to play piano at restaurants around the city. Graduating with a BSc. (Hons) in Earth Science, he returned to Derry to pursue a career in music, completing his MMus Master of Music with distinction at the Ulster University and found the St. Columb's School of Music.
Louis is currently Organist and Director of Music of Agherton Parish Church, Portstewart and Assistant Organist of St. Columb's Cathedral, he also teaches in various schools and accompanies numerous choirs in the North West area, Derry and Donegal. Most recently, he accompanied Thornhill College who won both the Ireland and BBC Northern Ireland School Choir of the Year. Louis is also an accomplished baritone and currently a member of Codetta.
In his time away from music, Louis is heavily involved with City of Derry Rugby Club and works as a part-time social media manager for various organisations and companies in Ireland.