About Me

My name is Richard Neylon. I play Irish music on the uilleann pipes, flute and whistles. I also play jazz music on the saxophone.

I began playing music at a very early age, beginning on the piano. Having completed the Royal Irish Academy of Music Grade 8 at the age of 13, I began to concentrate on my favourite instrument - the uilleann pipes.

I always loved the magical sound the uilleann pipes produce - the combination of the drones, the chords and the sweet melody of the chanter. For me it epitomises the sound of Ireland.

I have been fortunate enough to compete and win numerous titles at All-Ireland level.

Most notably, I won the much coveted All-Ireland Senior Uilleann Pipes both fast and slow airs in 2010 at the Cavan Fleadh. I have also won a Senior All-Ireland on the flute airs in 2005. I even competed in the fleadh on the saxophone and won the All-Ireland title miscellaneous category!

I have travelled extensively with my music. I have played in theatres and at festivals all over the United States and Europe.

I have performed with different stage shows over the years including; Celtic Crossroads, Titanic Dance, Irish Celtic.

I have also played with the Irish group "Freewheel" and recorded on the groups second album in 2013.

I have played with the group "Fullset" - named Top Traditional Group at the Irish Music Awards 2014.

I have made a number of TV appearances with my music on programmes such as The Late Late Show, Up for the Match, and Fleadh Cheoil.

Richard Neylon Celtic Crossroads
Richard Neylon Whistle Celtic Crossroads
Irish Uilleann Piper Weddings

Jazz is another particular favourite of mine. I picked up the saxophone at an early age and began performing with the Black Magic Junior Big Band. 

I currently perform regularly as a member of the Bentley Boys wedding band.

I also play with a two and three piece jazz ensemble for receptions and pre-dinner drinks.

Saxophone Jazz wedding receptions

Please have a listen to some of my recordings and feel free to get in contact