Coming from a long lineage of folk musicians Dan started out his career in live music at an early age. Dan would go from strength to strength in this side of the industry and music soon became his full-time job.
Due to the Covid 19 lockdown and lack of opportunity for live music performances, Dan turned his focus to posting videos on social media platforms merely as a bit of fun and to escape the hardship and gloom of the pandemic. Little did he know that these recordings would be viewed over 12 million times online and would catch the attention of Senior producers at RTE.
During the summer of 2020, Dan featured on RTÉ The Sunday game performing a version of Luke Kelly’s 'Song for Ireland' as a tribute to healthcare workers battling the Covid 19 pandemic.
This segment quickly became viral and acted as a real catalyst gaining Dan a massive online following and leading the way in Dan making appearances on various tv programmes since.
The highlight of Dan’s career came on New Years' Eve when he was invited to Áras an Uachtaráin by the request of President Michael D Higgins. Dan performed 'The Parting Glass' after the Presidential New Years' Speech as a tribute to all the people who have sadly passed away from Covid 19.
Dan went on to release his Debut Album “Dan McCabe - Songs for Ireland (The Lockdown laments)" which features songs that Dan posted online during the Covid 19 lockdown in 2020.