Ruairi has created his own unique style of playing which draws from his passion for exploring different global musical traditions and his 5 years of study at the Royal College of Music. He has led a truly diverse career and performs across musical genres not limited to classical, jazz, folk, world, electronica, pop, Latin and experimental music.
His folk group, Tir Eolas, with whom he drums, sings and composes, has performed extensively in the UK including performances with John Williams at the Globe, for five thousand school children at the Royal Albert Hall and other prestigious venues such as Kings Place, The Sage, Ronnie Scotts, The Purcell Room, and the BBC Proms (broadcast on BBC Radio 3). Their debut album Stories Sung, Truths Told was produced by Jim Moray and released in February 2015 and as a result the group was awarded an Aldeburgh Music Residency.
In 2019, Ruairi appeared with the London cast of hit Broadway musical, Come From Away and has also worked and recorded with numerous artists including Evelyn Glennie, Roo Panes, DJ Yoda, folk duo Josienne Clark and Ben Walker, Multi-Story Orchestra, Maz O Connor, Sam Lee, Laura Snowden, Alison Arnopp, Emanuelle Sejourne,The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Mishaped Pearls, Trans Siberian March Band, Britten Pears Baroque and Symphony Orchestra.