Leon Rowsome (1936 - 1994)
A school teacher by profession, Leon was an extremely accomplished uilleann piper. He made two solo uilleann pipes recordings.
Leon also played piano and piano accordion with the Ballinamere and the Blackthorn Céilí Band.
Leon carried on the tradition of uilleann piping and pipemaking in the Rowsome family
After Leo's death in 1970. Leon took on Leo's roles making pipes and teaching pipe in the College of Music and the Piper Club.
Leon Rowsome - Treoir 1971
Leon & Liam Rowsome -Gormanston, Co Meath (early 1970's).
Ballinamere Céilí Band - (Leon-Piano)
Leo, Leon c.1945
Leon& Vincent Broderick c.1972
Leon Liam Rowsome - Jurys Hotel Dublin 1967
Leon Liam Rowsome Embankment, Dublin 1976
Leon, pictured in 1970 with Mick Touhy with uilleann piping class
Front – Ciaran McKenna.
Middle -Leon Rowsome, unknown. Lonan Byrne?, Donncha O’Briain, Mick Touhy.
Back -Micheal O’Briain, Gabriel McKeon, Eamonn Lane, Terry Mohan, Peter McKenna, Kevin McKenna. Michael Bryson.
Photo courtesy Micheal Bryson.
Leon Rowsome - Treoir 1994
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Record Sleeve - made by Comhaltas featuring Leon Rowsome
Leon's album cover - made c.1970 on the Glenside label (Waltons)
Article in the NPU newsletter 1994