Launched at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2019 - a wonderful collection of piping from a modern master at the height of his craft. Gay McKeon took an interest in uilleann piping in the 1960s under the tutelage of piper and pipe-maker Leo Rowsome at the Piper’s Club on Thomas Street in Dublin’s city centre. Leo had a profound influence on Gay’s playing as did the other musicians who taught at and visited the Club. After Leo Rowsome’s death in 1970, Gay sourced much of his repertoire from published collections. Since the mid 1970s Gay has toured and recorded extensively with artists including Christy Moore, Maddy Prior and June Tabor and has featured on many albums including The Drones and Chanters Volume 2 and The Piper’s Rock, as well as a solo album Irish Piping Tradition, and a trio CD The Dusty Miller with his two sons Conor and Seán. Gay has performed on three volumes of the tutor series The Art of Uilleann Piping and produced and directed publications including thePiper’s Choice DVD series and numerous CD recordings published by Na Píobairí Uilleann. Gay has been teaching piping nationally and internationally on a continuous basis for over forty years.
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