PETER BROWNE

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PETER BROWNE

Peter Brown- Uilleann Pipes

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Longcourt House Hotel Saint Mary's Road V42 TD72 Newcastle West Ireland

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Dubliner Peter started playing traditional music at the age of six and learned the uilleann pipes from three of the great players of modern times, Leo Rowsome, Séamus Ennis and Willie Clancy. He played with the groups Raftery and 1691 and later played pipes and flute with The Bothy Band. In the early 1980s, he toured Europe and North America and made two groundbreaking albums of music and song together with Philip King :Rince Gréagach and Seacht Nóiméad Déag chun a Seacht. He has also contributed as a session musician to albums featuring Paul Brady, Maura O’Connell, Mick Hanly and The Chieftains among others.

An Oireachtas piping champion, he worked for over 40 years in RTE and is known for programmes such as The Rolling Wave, Sounds Traditional, Áirneán, Céilí House, Ulster Folk, Mo Cheol Thú and The Long Note.