Since then, Roy has added the uileann pipes, mandoline and flute to the instruments he now plays. Roy has toured North America and Canada, including performances at Carnegie Hall, New York, and the Kennedy Centre, Washington. Also, Roy has played traditional Irish music in Bermuda on several occasions. He has recently returned from his third visit to Russia where he performed as a musician and gave workshops in Irish dancing. Roy is an accomplished Irish solo dancer, sean-nós dancer and set dancer.
Apart from being a traditional Irish musician and Irish dancer, Roy has also had a successful career as a ballet dancer. Roy has danced professionally with both The Irish Ballet Company and Dublin City Ballet and more recently was ballet master with Irish Modern Dance Theatre. In 1984 he set up his own company Pas de Deux Dance Company which performed regularly at The National Gallery of Ireland and also at The National Concert Hall. (referenced in The Encyclopaedia of Ireland). In 1996 Roy retired from the world of professional dance to concentrate on the promotion of Irish culture at his new centre, Tigh Roy, in the Glen of Aherlow, south Tipperary. Previous page