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ronanRONAN BROWNE, originally from Dublin but now living in Connemara, is one of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians. Since taking up the pipes in 1972, Ronan has soaked up the music of old masters of Irish music: Willie Clancy, Séamus Ennis, Johnny Doran, Tommy Potts and Denis Murphy.

Having spent his whole life as a professional musician, Ronan straddles that difficult divide between purely traditional music and the modern electronic world, his work ranging from solo projects, playing with Kevin Glackin & Seán Tyrrell; his celebrated duet with veteran musician Peter O’Loughlin; his trio CRAN; his acclaimed collaboration with poet Louis de Paor, and trio performances with sean-nós singer Róisín Elsafty and harpist Siobhán Armstrong, on to composing and performing music for film & television and as the original piper with both the Afro-Celt Sound System and Riverdance.

Ronan has been involved in over 100 album recordings since his first venture into the studio in 1982. These include three solo recordings, various groups, bands, projects and numerous collaborations.