John McSherry : Soma

John McSherry is hailed as one of the finest exponents of the art of uilleann piping in the world today – “a true master” says – Irish Music Magazine. Described as being “at the forefront of modern innovation” – Green Man Review, he has taken piping and whistle playing to new heights with his unique style. His sense for improvisation has even been compared to that of the great Jazz legend John Coletrane.

Born in West Belfast and coming from a family steeped in traditional music, John focused his energies on the pipes from an early age. By the time he reached fifteen he had two All Ireland Championship titles under his belt and at the age of eighteen he was the youngest ever winner of the prestigious and much coveted ‘Oireachtas’ piping competition.

Visit John McSherry’s official website: www.johnmcsherry.com