Tola Custy hails from Toonagh in County Clare. Music has been his friend since he was able to walk and has since played in numerous combinations with musicians such as Alan Kelly, Gerry O’Beirne, Dezi Donnelly and Cathal Hayden and Cora player Solo Sissoko. In a previous life Tola was a Primary School teacher and regularly goes back into the classroom to take students on various musical journeys, teaching on the BA and MA courses in University of Limerick from time to time.