Generation 4 – Leon


Leon Rowsome (1936 – 1994)

Leon carried on the tradition of uilleann piping and pipe making in the Rowsome family. A school teacher by profession, Leon was a highly accomplished uilleann piper. He made two solo uilleann pipes recordings. After his father, Leo’s death in 1970. Leon took on the pipe making and pipe teaching in the College of Music and the Thomas Street Piper Club.  Leon also played piano and piano accordion with the Ballinamere and the Blackthorn Céilí Band.

Brothers Leon & Liam Rowsome play uilleann pipes and fiddle in Gormanstown Co Meath c. 1972