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.


The earliest photograph of the Quartet 1928 

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

Herald Newspaper  1928

Sunday Independent August 1929


Sunday Independent April 1930
Irish Independent December 1938


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


Poster for Concert 1953
Contract for Concert March 1953


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


left to right:
Mick O’Brien, Kevin Rowsome, Denis Brooks, Leo Rickard (Dublin 2011)

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…

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