In Memory of Leo Rowsome


The name of the legendary piper, pipemaker, composer, and teacher Leo Rowsome (1903-1970) is synonymous with the uilleann pipes. An icon of Irish traditional music, Leo devoted his entire life to the uilleann pipes and has numerous recordings to his credit. His friend Larry Redican composed this air in Leo's memory. I got it from Larry himself and had the honour of recording it with Liam O'Flynn, a former student of Leo's, on a record entitled Notes From My Mind. The pipes that Liam used on that recording were made by Mr. Rowsome. The air is soulfully played here by fiddle player John Daly from County Cork. More of John's own music and compositions may be heard on his CD entitled John Daly.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries
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Daly, John (fiddle), Brehony, Kevin (piano), and Redican, Larry (composer), “In Memory of Leo Rowsome,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 12, 2024,