Welcome to the official website of Uilleann PiperLeonard Barry. The primary focus of this site is to provide information on Leonard detailed in the sections above. Below are some comments on Leonard’s music and his latest CD entitled “New Road. Feel free to make contact if you have any queries.
"I'm always listening out for Pipers. Since first encountering Leonard Barry it has always been a pleasure to hear him play. His chanter is so sweet, his regulators fairly hop and his drones are most seductive. I look forward to hearing him at it again soon."
- Christy Moore
"MALE MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR: Leonard Barry
This uilleann piper from Kerry produced a masterpiece in 2014 called, New Road. The 14 cuts on this album represent not only the best of Irish piping today, but also the best of Irish Trad today. New Road is a beautifully realized contribution to Irish music from an absolutely terrific musician. A stunner."
- Bill Margeson | Livies Awards 2015 :: Link 1 :::: Link 2 ::
"An understated, sweetly lyrical gem." ★★★★★
- 5 STAR Album review - Sunday Business Post - Sunday 12th January 2014
"A BEAUTY… AS MUSIC SHOULD BE"
- fRoots Magazine
"A BEAUTIFULLY SINCERE, ATMOSPHERIC, LOVINGLY ACCOMPLISED RECORDING"
"Leonard Barry's new album is New Road and it is new, indeed. He is a wonderful pipe player-totally trad and totally new at the same time. An important album and a great musician are on the scene now. Top drawer all the way."
- Bill Margeson
"This CD gives every indication of a long and successful road ahead for Leonard Barry."
- Alex Monaghan
"Although Barry might not be a household name in the U.S. trad circles, this album should help change that. It's one uilleann pipes aficionados will absolutely love to have, and one that should absolutely draw the attention of any trad music lover."
- Daniel Neely - Irish Echo