In 1999 and 2000, Tyler Duncan won the All-Ireland Championship (the World Championships of Irish Music) on the uilleann pipes – and became the first American to win the All-Ireland on that instrument. In 2001, he won the All-Ireland on the bodhran – also the first American to win an All-Ireland on that instrument as well. At age 15, he was featured the on EMMY award-winning Kitty Donohoe Album "This Road Tonight." Upon turning 16, Tyler composed, arranged and performed the score for an original Irish musical comedy, The Changeling, produced by Wild Swan Theater in Ann Arbor. At 17, Tyler worked with an instrument maker to design a new chromatic Low Whistle, with which he became the first Low Whistle player ever to be accepted into a university music program, becoming a jazz studies major at the Univerisity of Michigan. That same year he recorded an album with his progressive Irish cross-over band, Millish, which went on to win two International Acoustic Music Awards. At age 19, he recorded with the Kruziki Trans-atlantica Quintet, a Middle Eastern-Tango-Jazz project, performing an extended solo on an Armenian 9/8 composition that earned a Downbeat Music Award and was selected to be a part of the nationally-distributed Jazziz Magazine compilation. Later that year, he was recorded with the UNITY award-winning band, Ceili Rain, on their album, "Whatever Makes You Dance," including the #14 single, “Kneeling.” At 20, he composed a modern big band adaptation of the traditional Irish song, “The May Morning Dew," which was selected to be performed live on NPR's nationally-syndicated, "Jazz Set." During his last two years of college, he started an electronic dance-rock band (now) called Ella Riot. Upon graduation in 2008, they began touring full-time, and for the next 5 years they performed over 300 shows nation-wide, and were featured artists in Seventeen, Fox Network's "Fearless Music;" and Pepsi's “Refresh” campaign.
Since getting off the road, he has built his own production/recording studio in Ann Arbor, MI, and has since been making records for his own projects and for others, including: Darren Criss, Vulfpeck, Michelle Chamuel, s/he, the olllam, Jason French, Theo Katzman, Antwaun Stanley, Seth and May, NOTIFY, Drew De Four, and many others.