Ian is originally from Banbridge, County Down but now lives in Melbourne, Australia. His first season with FMM was 2009 and he travels from Oz in the summer just to play with the band. Ian has won 5 World Titles and spent 25 years with the Victoria Police Pipe Band as a full-time piper. He previously played with the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band, the Pipes & Drums of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and Banbridge Pipe Band. Ian is currently Pipe Major of the Grade 2 Moorabbin City Pipe Band in Melbourne and has also competed all over the World as a soloist, notably winning the New Zealand Gold Medal and New Zealand Silver Chanter.