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Leo Rowsome
Rí na bPíobairí




Claddagh Records


Irish Traditional


Claddagh Records are delighted to re-release the very first album ever released on the label back onto CD. Leo Rowsome’s final commercial recording, Rí na bPíobairí (The King of the Pipers) was released on Claddagh Records in 1966.

Rowsome, already a hugely well-established and well-acclaimed uilleann piper, was the first Irish artist to appear and perform on BBC radio in 1933. ‘The King Of The Pipers’ is all the proof necessary of Rowsome’s immense talent and for all of the praise he had received up to its release.

Inspiring the likes of artists such as Liam O’Flynn, ‘The King Of The Pipers’ is an album brimming with life and exuding the love and sensitivity Leo Rowsome brought to his craft."


1. Rí Na bPíobairí
2. O'Carolan's Concerto / Planxty Davis
3. An Chúilfhionn (The Coolin)
4. The Pipe On the Hob / The Bride's Favourite
5. The Fox Chase 
6. An Buachaill Caol Dubh (The Dark Slender Boy)
7. Jenny's Wedding / Lord MacDonald
8. Planxty Browne 
9. Cath Eachdhruime (The Battle of Aughrim)
10. The Kerry Jig / The Ballintore Fancy
11. The Old Man Rocking the Cradle 
12. Molloy's Favourite / My Sweetheart Jane
13. Madame Bonaparte 
14. The Death Of Staker Wallace 
15. Will You Come Down To Limerick? / Hardiman The Fiddler
16. The Derry Hornpipe