Kevin Rowsome Uilleann Pipes Master Class
Venue: Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
Kevin Rowsome started playing the uilleann pipes at the age of six years. He took his first lessons from his grandfather Leo and later from his father Leon. During his teenage years Kevin played clarinet and saxophone with the Artane Boys band.
Kevin gained public recognition when he won first prize at the Oireachtas festival, and is widely regarded as one of today's finest uilleann pipers. Kevin has gained vast experience as a performer and instructor of the pipes, performing extensively and lecturing and instructing at a number of Irish music festivals throughout Europe and USA. As well as his own debut recording "The Rowsome Tradition", five generations of uilleann piping in 1999, Kevin has recorded and performed with various artistes. Kevin has a number of musical compositions to his name.
He gained wide recognition as a composer when he won the prestigious Cuisle Ceoil an Bhlascaoid (the musical pulse of the Blasket islands) musical composing competition in 2006.