The Leo Rowsome Commemorative Event takes place annually in Henrietta Street on the final Saturday in February. The event celebrates the life and achievements of Leo Rowsome. Leo Rowsome was one of the most significant figures in uilleann piping in the twentieth century, as a piper, pipemaker, organiser and piping teacher. The events of the day reflect all aspects of Leo’s piping legacy and include piping tuition, pipemaking and reedmaking tuition, a lecture and piping performance, followed by a social gathering with informal music.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday 25th February 2023. The event will include classes in uilleann piping with Jane Walls and the advanced piping class with Seán McKeon will have a focus on regulator playing. There will also be a class in reedmaking with pipemaker Joe Byrne. The evening’s activities will include a lecture by Peter Browne, “Pádraig O’Keeffe: The Last of the Fiddle-Masters”. The formal events of the day will finish with a recital featuring Tommy Martin, Lottie Cullen and the Wexford Pipers Quartet.
Programme of Events:
10:30 – 3:00 pm: Classes
Piping Class – Jane Walls
Regulator Workshop – Seán McKeon
Reedmaking Class – Joe Byrne
Classes €35 for members (€50 for non-members). To register for classes, please contact the office at +353-1-8730093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:00 pm: Reception
8:00 pm: Talk
Peter Browne – “Pádraig O’Keeffe: The Last of the Fiddle-Masters”
9:00 pm: Recital
The Wexford Pipers Quartet