Ian has become one of the most sought after dance players on the island in recent years. With a style and repertoire that belies his young age, he fills dance halls with those eager for music and dancing. Those who hear him for the first time always comment on how "lively" a player he is and with what ease he is able to bring a dancer to their feet. He captured this style of playing live on his first recording, From Foot Cape, released during the summer of 2003. Ian released his second album, Before You Arrived, in 2005. As well as being a player in high demand who has performed throughout Canada, the Eastern United States and Scotland, Ian has also become a great teacher in his own right. He has taught at the Gaelic College in St. Ann's during several of their summer sessions, took part in workshops for the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique and has traveled to Scotland where he taught as the prestigious Ceòlas Festival in South Uist, Scotland.