The Rolling Wave – a recital of old and new music for uilleann pipes

Matthew Horsley_Photo by Nicholas Walton-Healey

Photo: Nicholas Walton-Healey.

Nature of event: The Rolling Wave, a recital of old and new music for the Irish uilleann pipes by Matthew Horsley. 

Where: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

When: Thursday 19 February 2015 @ 7.30pm

Cost: Full $20 / Concession $15 



Further information:  Matthew HorsleyBookings: 03 9662 9966 (Tuesday-Friday between 10am-6pm) or at

The program will feature Matthew’s interpretation of traditional Irish piping repertoire including jigs, reels, hornpipes and slow airs, as well as music borrowed from English and Australian sources. Additionally, new music has been commissioned especially for the concert by young Australian composers Jeanette Little and Luke Paulding as well as Matthew himself. The Rolling Wave will offer a glimpse into the rich history of the piping tradition while simultaneously exploring new possibilities for this rarely-heard instrument in the twenty first century.

It will mark the culmination of a mentorship project in which Matthew travelled to Ireland to study with the acclaimed Irish traditional musician Mikie Smyth.



One thought on “The Rolling Wave – a recital of old and new music for uilleann pipes

  1. I was very fortunate to attend this musical event.
    Listening to Matthew work some magic on the Uilleann Pipes was wonderful.

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