composer, music director, pianist and producer who graduated from Glasgow University and soon thereafter went
to work for the Scottish Ballet.
with whom he has worked include the Cincinnati Pops, the Dubliners, the London
Contemporary Dance Theatre, the Miami City Ballet, the National Symphony
Orchestra of Ireland, the Northern Ballet, Random Dance, the Royal Ballet, the
Singapore Ballet, the Singapore Dance Theatre, the Spokane Symphony
Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra, and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
From 1998 to
1999, he was the music director of the Scottish Opera. For four years, he served in the
same capacity for the touring troupe, Scottish Opera Go Round.
involved with a production of Chicago in the West End
in 2002 when he was offered a chance to become music director of the Celtic
In 2005, he
produced and arranged Deirdre Shannon’s eponymous solo debut.
He was the musical
director of Menopause: The Musical and producer for the
Celtic Divas from 2008 to 2009.
From 2009 to
2010, he was the musical director of the Canadian Tenors and a musician at
Cauldron Recording Studios.
In 2011, he
worked at Amberville Studios and became the musical
director and producer for Celtic Thunder.
compositions have appeared on the BBC Radio 4 program, Musical Story Book, and been performed by PrimaDiva
and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
with which he is credited include The
Canadian Tenors, Remember Me
by the Celtic Tenors, and Voyage
and Voyage II by Celtic Thunder.
In the field
of music education, he has been active with the Moving on Music program,
From Get in to Get Out, a series of workshops for budding musicians who get
to interact with professionals in the industry.
The Celtic Tenors recordings
Still By Your Side (Jimmy MacCarthy/Feargal
(CD: Remember Me)