Cian comes from Collooney, Co. Sligo. He is a primary school teacher by profession.
In recent years Cian has won several senior all Ireland titles for flute, tin whistle and traditional singing.
He is a member of the Dartry and Knocknashee Céilí Bands.
An experienced tutor, he possesses an extensive repertoire of traditional tunes and is very much musician rooted in the Sligo/North Connacht tradition.