The Rowsome Tradition - Kevin Rowsome - CDWith Leo Rowsome
\r\n1. The Limestone Rock & The Five Mile Chase
Reels stream \r\n2. The Woods of Kilkenny & Young Roger was a Ploughboy
Hornpipes stream \r\n3. The Broken Pledge & The College Groves
Reels stream \r\n4. The Wexford Hornpipe & Murphy's
Hornpipes stream \r\n5. The Woodcock & Put on your Clothes
Jigs\r\n6. Up and about in the Morning & Old Man Dillon
Jigs \r\n7. The Dublin Lasses & John Doherty's
Reel & Highland\r\n8. Blind Mary
Air\r\n9. Kilcooley Woods & The First of May
Hornpipes \r\n10. Staker Wallace
Air / Lament \r\n11. Kitty's Rambles & Frahers
Jigs\r\n12. Trip to Bantry & The Coming of Spring
\r\n13. O' Donnell Abu & The Boys of Wexford
Marches - (recorded 1957) stream \r\n14. The Liverpool Hornpipe
Hornpipe - (recorded 1957)\r\n15. The Orange Rogue
Set piece - (recorded 1957)\r\n16 Freedom for Ireland Polka set
Polkas - (recorded 1957)\r\n17 An raibh t� ag an gCarraig?
Air - (Recorded 1969) stream \r\n18 The Coolin / Coulin
Kevin Rowsome took his first lessons on the uilleann \r\npipes from his grandfather Leo when he was six years of \r\nage. After Leo's untimely death in 1970 he was tutored \r\nby his father Leon. During his early teens Kevin played \r\nclarinet and saxophone with the Artane Boys band, a \r\ndiversion from traditional music which Kevin found hugely\r\nbeneficial later in the sense that he learned to read \r\nand understand music in a different discipline thus \r\nbroadening his musical horizons. During these years his \r\nmusic veered away from piping. It wasn�t until the mid \r\n1980's when Kevin was in his early 20's that he started \r\ntaking the pipes seriously again.
\r\n In 1986 Kevin took a career break from his regular \r\nday job to hone his musical skills and to study his \r\nfamily tradition of uilleann pipemaking. He spent two \r\nyears studying woodwind musical instrument making at the \r\nLondon College of furniture.
\r\n Kevin sites the main influences on his uilleann pipe \r\nstyle as pipers Leon Rowsome, Leo Rowsome, Johnny Doran \r\nand Seamus Ennis. The music of many fiddle players \r\nincluding Liam Rowsome and Tommy Potts have also played \r\na strong role in his musical development. Kevin first \r\ngained public recognition when he won prizes at the \r\nOireachtas festival, and is widely regarded as one of \r\ntoday's finest uilleann pipers.
\r\n Kevin has vast experience as a performer and instructor \r\nof the uilleann pipes. He has performed extensively \r\nthroughout Europe and the USA and has been staff \r\ninstructor at a number of Irish music festivals, \r\nincluding the Willie Clancy summer school, Milltown \r\nMalbay, Co Clare Ireland, Gaelic roots festival - \r\nBoston Mass. U.S.A. and the Augusta Festival in Elkins, \r\nWest Virginia, U.S.A.\r\n In September 1999 Kevin launched his debut recording \r\n�The Rowsome Tradition� 5 generations of uilleann piping,\r\nwhich has received excellent reviews.
\r\n At present Kevin performs frequently in Ireland, Europe \r\nand USA, mainly as an uilleann pipes and fiddle duet \r\nwith his wife, Lorraine Hickey who comes from the \r\nrenowned �Preston� musical family from Sligo. \r\n Air - (recorded 1969)\r\n\r\n