Uilleann Pipes

Mark Redmond

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Uilleann Pipes
Wexford
Mark Redmond - performer and teacher on the uilleann pipes, traditional Irish flute and whistles.

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 and teacher. Performing throughout Europe, Aisa, Africa and the U.S, 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 played with world famous pop group Westlife.), Camerata Ireland, the Savannah Philharmonic in Georgia, USA and the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Rennes. In 2013 he was recorded on solo pipes for the new theme tune for the popular TV programme Nationwide (composed by Golden Globe nominated film composer Brian Byrne) with RTE Concert Orchestra. When the Eucharistic Congress was held in Ireland in 2012, Mark played solo during the closing mass at Croke Park in front of over 70,000 people and a worldwide live television audience. Mark has toured Globally with Riverdance/ the Irish Harp Orchestra/ Clare Memory Orchestra/ Celtic Legends and as a soloist piper. He has performed for the Mayor of Beijing in collaboration with members of the Beijing Conservatory of Music and DIT in Dublin City Hall in 2011. 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 2012 they also performed for Candlemas Day which was attended by special guests; the mayor of Dublin and the president of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. In 2014 they released a CD combining the traditional lament repertoire with music of the French Classical Organ School. Mark 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.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
Musicianship
Genres:
Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock, Folk, Film / TV music
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Instruments:
Uilleann Pipes, Whistle, Irish Flute, Tin Whistle, Low whistle
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Recording session
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Musicologist
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