Leo Rowsome

King of the Pipers

78 rpm & Album Discography

 

1925

Winner 4259: Coolin’ (air) / Copperplate reel

Winner 4260: *Snowy Breasted Pearl (air) / *Rocky Road to Dublin

Winner 4261: Blackbird / Jigs Maid on the Green; Haymaker’s Jig; Rakes of Clonmel]

Winner 4262: Job of Journeywork / God Save Ireland; Soldier’s Song


1926

Columbia DB 4121: Slievenamon / Derry Air; Parnell’s March

Columbia DB 4122: *Rights of Man; Dunphy’s; Wexford Hp / *Broom; Star of Munster; Millner’s Daughter

Columbia DB 4123: *Daydreams; Low backed car / *Kitty’s Rambless ; Donnybrook Fair; Butcher’s March


c. 1928

Broadcast D1: Garden of Daisies / Mountain Lark; Traveller

Broadcast D2: Kildare Fancy; Greencastle Hp / Rambling Pitchfork; Trip to the Cottage


1933 [with anon. fiddle acc.]

Imperial 2867: *Shandon Bells; Haste to the Wedding / *A Nation Once Again (march medley)

Imperial 2868: Boys of Bluehill; Fisher’s Hp / Leitrim Fancy; Cork Hp

Imperial 2869?: Paideen O’Rafferty; Connaughtman’s Rambles / 1st  House in Connaught; Salamanca


c. 1935

HMV IM 354: Annie Laurie; A Hundred Pipers / Who Fears to Speak of ’98?

 


1936

Decca F 6252: *Independent; Star hp / *Jockey to the Fair [ REX U 564, REX 15026, Decca

W 4117]

Decca F 6253: *Gillan’s apples; Maid of Tramore / *Bunch of Keys; Buckley’s Fancy [ REX U 565, REX 15024, Decca W 4009]

Decca F 6254: Manchester; Honeysuckle hp / Ace and Deuce of Pipering [ REX U 566, REX 15025]

Decca F 6356 (?): *Cook in the Kitchen; Rakes of Kildare / *Fairy Revels; I won’t be a Nun [ REX U 573, REX 15027, Decca W 4139]

Decca W 4681: Drops of Brandy, Barney Brannigan / Big Pat’s Reel; Swallow’s Tail [ REX 15012]

Decca W 4682: Stone in the field; Five Mile Chase / Scholar; Peter Street

[date of recording of 4681 + 4682 unverified, but sound of pipes is identical to the 1936 session]



1937

HMV IM 525: Boys of the Lough; Green Mountain / Jackson’s Morning Brush; Clare jig

HMV IM 528: Byrne’s; Kilfinane hp / Primrose Lass; Ivy League

HMV BD 1312: *Kiss the maid behind the Barrel; Touch Me If You Dare / *Top of Cork Road; Irish Washerwoman [ also on HMV IM 330]

HMV BD 1314: *Boil the Breakfast Early; Heather Breeze / *Savourneen Deelish Air / Clare’s Dragoon’s March [ also on HMV IM 283]

Sterno IR 007 [007, 008, 009: with anon. vln & drums]: *Blackbird / *St. Patrick’s day

Sterno IR 008: Miss McLeod’s reel / Bonnie Kate; Miss Monaghan; Blackberry Blossom

Sterno IR 009: Liverpool hp; Cuckoo’s nest / Humours of Bantry & Cappagh; Rakes of Clonmel

[also on HMV IM 484, 372, 480; Sterno 007 also on HMV BD 1315]

1938

HMV BD 1313: *Boulavogue; Old bog Road / *Boys of Wexford; Kelly from Killane [ HMV IM 498]


1944

HMV IM 1001: Gallowglass; Maid at the spinning wheel / Broken pledge; Miss Thornton

HMV IM 1002: *Collier’s reel; Sligo maid / *Plains of Boyle; Bantry hp

HMV IM 1016: Dark woman of the Glen (air) / Mountains of Pomeroy; Ireland Abu; Jackets Green


1947

REX 15043: Maid of Mount Cisco; Yellow Tinker [Decca W5245] / Dawn reel; Music in the Glen

REX 15044: George White’s favourite; Col Fraser / Boy in the Boat; Morning Dew [Decca W5246]


1948

REX 15045: *Sweep’s hp; Friendy Visit / *Tomorrow Morning; Cloone hp

REX 15046: *My Dearling Asleep; Toungues of Fire / *Bryan O’Lynn; Newly Married Couple

REX 15047: Conroy’s Favourite / Boy in the Gap; Glenallen Reel / Irish Emigrant; Wearing of the Green; Irish Rover; Minstrel Boy

REX 15048: *Frieze Breeches / *Higgins’ Hp; Queen of May

[Decca W 5245 = REX 15043 a + 15047 b ; Decca W 5246 = REX 15044 b + 15048 b] 



*Records reissued on LP’s: TOPIC, 12T259 Classics of Irish Piping Vol. 1, HMV & Col. & 12T322, Vol. 2, Rex, Imperial, Winner

The 5 tracks on ”Pipers Choice”, Claddagh CC3, 45ep 1966 record below, are not on CC1, 12” 1966 Album,  (same as CC1CD). The album tracks are:


  1. 1. The King of the Pipers Jig

  2.    2. O’Carolan’s Concerto, Planxty Davis

  3.   3. The Coolin

        4. Pipe on the Hob, The Bride’s Favourite Jigs

  1. 5. The Fox Chase

  2. 6. The Dark Slender Boy Air

  3. 7. Jenny’s Wedding, Lord MacDonald Reels

  4. 8. Planxty Browne

  5. 9. The Battle of Aughrim March

  6. 10. The Kerry Jig, The Ballintore Fancy

  7. 11. The Old Man Rocking the Cradle

  8. 12. Molloy’s Favourite, My Sweetheart Jane Reels

  9. 13. Madame Bonaparte Set Dance

  10. 14. The Death of Staker Wallace

  11. 15. Will You Come Down to Limerick, Hardiman the Fiddler Slip Jigs

  12. 16. The Derry Hornpipe




Many thanks to the originator of this list whom I’ve long forgotten, (my apology). The information has been expanded based on recordings in my collection. I also added the label photos and album data.