Ruairi specialises in presenting fun, innovative and interactive concert experiences for a variety of organisations including the BBC, LSO Discovery, Southbank Centre, Live Music Now and The Royal College of Music. Passionate about Inclusion and opening up concert experience to a wider audience, in August 2017, he developed and presented the very first Relaxed Concert for the Ulster Orchestra in partnership with Autism Northern Ireland.
During the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 BBC Proms, Ruairi has presented the Proms Family Introduction sessions which explore music from the evening's concert allongside musicians from the BBC's performing groups. He has introduced and uncovered a wide range of music from composers including Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Saint-Saens, Bridge, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Ravel, Mendelssohn, Korngold and new pieces by Joby Talbot Paul Desenne Lauma Skride and Anders Hilborg. Ruairi has presented Journey Through Music talks at the Barbican and interviewed Judith Weir, Sally Beamissh, John Pickard and Dai Fujikura in advance of the world premier of Pictured Within, a new piece commissioned by the BBC Proms inspired by Elgars Enigma Variations. Ruairi has also been a contributor on the new series of " How to Stay Young" alongside Dr Chris van Tulleken and apperared on BBC News Persian to talk about his documentary series, Hidden Drummers.
Since September 2016, Ruairi has developed and presented Music Matters at the Horniman Museum which is a weekly session where participants listen to music and learn about musical traditions inspired by the Horniman's vast collection of musical instruments and objects. The sessions encompass a wide variety of musical traditions from around the world and find new ways to explore and analyse music.
Ruairi has also presented training sessions for Sound Connections Challenging Circumstances Conference, the Tri Borough Music Hub Music Education conference, and regularly gives talks for the Royal College of Music Creative Careers Centre. Ruairi was Artistic Directer for the RCM's Junior Gala 2015 ' Raise the Roof' and presented the culmination of the day's participatory activities in the Britten Theatre alongside the RCM Big Band and Charlie Siem.