Mark Redmond

MMus, BA
Mark Redmond

Subject Taught

Mark Redmond lectures in Irish Traditional Music at RIAM and TU Dublin.

He is currently a PhD candidate at TU Dublin, and was awarded an Honours Masters in Music Performance from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in 2013. Prior to this, he received a First-Class Honours Degree at the same institution, where he was awarded the Leo Rowsome Gold Medal for Performance.

Mark has gained a reputation as a performer on the uilleann pipes in a ‘traditional’ sense but also engages with a wide range of diverse genres. He performs and records regularly with the National Symphony and RTÉ Concert Orchestras. Within this context, he has featured in live broadcasts for many historic occasions, including The Papal Mass, Phoenix Park, 2018; The State Commemoration for the centenary of the Easter Rising, Arbour Hill, 2016; The Eucharistic Congress, Croke Park, 2012, and the State Visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland, 2011.

He has premiered works for uilleann pipes and orchestra by Shaun Davey (Hymn to a Setting Sun, Ómós do Liam O'Flynn, 2019, with the NSO at the NCH), Neil Martin (Ólagán, 2016, with Camerata Ireland at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington), and Vincent Kennedy (Where the North Wind Blows, 2014, with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne at Rennes Opera House).

His recording history includes featuring on Na Píobairí Uilleann’s compilation piping album The Rolling Wave in 2012. Two years later, along with Organist David Bremner, he recorded, L'Air Du Temps/The Spirit of the Times, an album which combines traditional repertoire with music of the French Classical Organ School. He has featured on albums by singers Christy Moore (Flying Into Mystery, 2021), and Daoirí Farrell (A Lifetime of Happiness, 2019, and The Wedding Above in Glencree, 2023).

On the international circuit Mark has toured with Riverdance, Celtic Woman, Celtic Legends, The Irish Memory Orchestra, The Irish Harp Orchestra and has performed with a host of diverse artists including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Westlife, Glen Hansard, and Declan O’Rourke.

Redmond, Mark. “Denis O’Leary and the Gaelic Revival.” The Past: The Organ of the Uí Cinsealaigh Historical Society, no. 33 (2019): 72–84.