Drums, Music Theory.
Ian McTigue Touring drummers are accustomed to playing in old venues, but few can claim to have twirled their sticks in a 5,000 year old establishment. Yet Ian McTigue has done just that, the drummer took to a stage at the Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, in his role as percussionist for Riverdance, the globe-trotting Irish dance phenomena while in town to share a headline gig with legendary diva Mariah Carey. The Irish drummer has performed with Riverdance in the iconic surroundings of New York's Radio City Music Hall & The Lincoln Centre, Pantages Theatre LA, Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional, Atwood Concert hall Anchorage Alaska, Atlantis the palm Dubai, Astana Kazakhstan, Áras an Uachtaráin for president Higgins, Croke Park, The Aviva and the 3 arena Ireland. Soon after he joined the Women of Ireland show with tours to Orchard Hall in Tokyo, Teatro Municipal De Las Condes, Santiago Chile, Zurich Switzerland & all over Germany. Ian has worked with many other artists - Camille O'Sullivan, Moya Brennan, Ronan Keating, Carlos Nunez, Donal Lunny, Frankie Gavin, Don Baker, Mike McGoldrick, Zoe Conway, Máirtín O’Connor, Liam O’Flynn & Robin James Hurt. Ian is a certified Grade 8 drumkit teacher qualified through London's international music and performance art's RSL with distinction. He also specialises in the traditional Irish Bodhrán Drum & tutors @ St Vincent’s Castleknock College and the Drum Room in Dunshaughlin Co Meath. He endorses Allegra Drums. www.ianmctigue.com
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