The Rowsome Quartet

The Rowsome Quartet was formed in the 1920’s by brothers Leo and Tom Rowsome.  
It flourished for decades, but wound up after Leo passed in 1970.
Kevin Rowsome revived the quartet and has performed at numerous musical occasions in recent years.

1920’s

One of the earliest photographs of the Quartet c.1928 

 

Left to Right: Michael Paidin, Leo Rowsome, Tom Rowsome & Eddie Potts

Herald Newspaper
1928

Sunday Independent August 1929

1930’s

Sunday Independent April 1930
Irish Independent December 1938

1940’s

Back row left to right:  Sean Seery, Willie Clancy.
Front row left to right:  Leo Rowsome, Leon Rowsome 

1950’s

Poster for Concert 1953
Contract for Concert March 1953

1960’s

1962

Left to Right:
Sean Seery, Leo Rowsome, Jim Dowling & Eugene O’Reilly

2010’s

 
Dublin 2011

 

left to right:

Mick O’Brien, Kevin Rowsome, Denis Brooks, Leo Rickard

Armagh 2011

left to right: 

Mick O’Brien, Kevin Rowsome, Denis Brooks, Leo Rickard

Photo – Paul Eliasberg

 

 

Dublin 2015


Rowsome Uilleann Piping Quartet (Mick O’Brien, Kevin Rowsome, Gay McKeon, Leo Rickard)

perform ‘The Gallowglass’ and ‘The Maid at the Spinning Wheel’ in Meeting House Square for Arena’s Culture Night special live on RTÉ Radio 1   more…

 

2017

left to right:
Leo Rickard, Kevin Rowsome, 
Mick O’Brien, Nollaig MacCarthaigh

 

at the Pipers Club concert “Ceolchoirm Mór le Cheile” at
Cultúrlann na hÉireann in Dublin