Patrick Hutchinson is an internationally recognized performer and teacher of the Irish Uilleann pipes, with more than thirty years exerience and an eclectic repertoire that encompasses both the traditional and the experimental.
Patrick has appeared on WGBH’s A Celtic Sojourn, with the Cambridge Revels, and on recordings by Loreena McKennitt and Oliver Schroer, among others. He has provided the music for many theatrical productions including Brian Friel’s Translations, Frank McGuinness’s Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, and Carthaginians, and his piping can be heard in the Highlander movies. He holds a Ph.D in ethnomusicology from Brown University, which he did in order to write about his teacher, Chris Langan, of Rush, Co. Dublin and Toronto. He is proud to continue Chris’ tradition of piping.
He grew up near Liverpool, where he had his first lessons on the tin whistle from Terry Coyne. He now lives in southern Rhode Island, and teaches pipes for the Comhaltas Boston Music School, where he has been teaching since 2010.
He twice won the All-Ireland title in Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs, twenty-two years apart, most recently in 2014 in Sligo. Two of his students, Torrin Ryan and Keegan Loesel, have won the Under-18 All-Ireland title in Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs.
On Facebook at @PatrickHutchinsonUilleannPiper. On the web at patrickhutchinsonirishpiper.com.
Instructor – Uilleann Pipes | Informance