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Mark Redmond - Pipes

Mark Redmond

Mark began learning the uilleann pipes in the Wexford Pipers Club in 2001. After its closure he received tuition at various tionóls and master-classes throughout the country. At underage Mark won Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann and All Ireland Oireachtas titles.

In recent years he has gained vast experience as a performer, on the uilleann pipes, in other genres. He has performed as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra (including as soloist on the occasion of the state visit of Queen Elisabeth II to Ireland, on which occasion he also accompanied pop group Westlife), Camerata Ireland (under the direction of pianist Barry Douglas), The Savannah Philharmonic, Georgia, USA and the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Rennes, France. In 2013 he was recorded on solo pipes for the theme tune for the popular TV programme Nationwide (composed by Golden Globe nominated film composer Brian Byrne) with RTE Concert Orchestra.

Mark has also performed live with artists Glen Hansard, Declan O’Rourke and Jack L. When the Eucharistic Congress was held in Ireland in 2012, Mark played solo during the closing mass at Croke Park in front of over 80,000 people and a worldwide live television audience.

Mark has toured globally as a soloist performer/teacher as well as with Riverdance, Celtic Legends, The Irish Memory Orchestra, The Irish Harp Orchestra and a number of ensembles on behalf of Culture Ireland and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs (in Ireland and abroad).

He has great experience teaching, which he carries out weekly for traditional music pillar organisations such as Ná Píobairí Uilleann, Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Eireann, and Music Generation as well as at a number of annual tionóls such as the Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, The annual Skerries Traditional Music Weekend and the former Doran Piping Tionól.

On regular occasions Mark collaborates with the organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin for annual events such as Love Live Music Day and the Templebar Tradfest. In 2014 they released a CD combining the traditional lament repertoire with music of the French Classical Organ School.

He received a First Class Honours Degree from the Conservatory of Music and Drama in DIT Rathmines, Dublin, in 2011 and completed an Honours Masters in Music at DIT in 2012.