Kevin Rowsome started playing the uilleann pipes at the age of six, taking his first lessons from his grandfather Leo and his father, Leon. During his teenage years Kevin played clarinet and tenor saxophone with the Artane Boys band.

Kevin gained public recognition when he won first prize in the uilleann pipe competition at the Oireachtas, and is widely regarded as one of the today’s finest uilleann pipers.

Kevin has vast experience as a performer and instructor of the uilleann pipes, performing extensively and lecturing and instructing at a number of festivals throughout Europe and USA.

Kevin has a number of musical compositions to his name. In 2006 when he won the prestigious Cuisle Ceoil an Bhlascaoid (the musical pulse of the Blasket islands) competition.