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Robbie Harris is a bodhrán player and percussionist. Over the years he has performed and recorded with
artists such as Emer Mayock, Eileen Ivers, Moya Brennan, Stocktons Wing, Bill Whelan, Brian Kennedy,
Daimen Demsey, Finbar Furey, Mick Moloney, Puck Fair, Grada, Secret Garden, The Fleadh Cowboys,
Zoe Conway, Eoin Duignan, Declan Masterson, Hector Zazou, Sami Moukaddem, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Kila.
In this year’s St Patrick’s Festival he was the musical Director with City Fusion. This project went on to win best pageant award in the parade. As percussion director of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre’s production of The Bull he performed at The Barbican London in 2007 and in the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2005.
In 2004 he and Dave Boyd conceived and composed Elements a percussion show for The Ark, Dublin. This production was highly successful and will begin a European tour in 2009.
After having toured extensively with Riverdance-The Show in 2000 he joined the Broadway production in New York. While living there he was a guest lecturer at The Julliard and The New School, NYC.
In 2000 he compiled and released a double album called
Pure Bodhrán a collection of 19 of the leading exponents of the drum from all over Ireland. It features the first ever recording of the instrument made in 1927.
He has worked on theatre shows with The Abbey, Teatrul National Bucuresti , Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Rough Magic, Corn Exchange, Passion Machine, Macnas, Dance Theatre of Ireland, The Ark a Cultural Centre for Children, Barnstorm, Siamsa Tire, Rubato Ballet and Dublin Youth Theatre.
Film credits include Pump Action, Mystics, Gold in the Streets and Moll Flanders.