Torrin began playing music at a young age, but discovered traditional Irish music on the tin whistle at age 9. After hearing the uilleann pipes for the first time, he decided to learn how to play them himself.
He has competed in numerous Mid-Atlantic Fleadhs in New York and New Jersey where he’s won first place on both whistle and pipes several times. In Ireland, he has won five All-Ireland medals across Tullamore, Derry, and Ennis, and is the 2013 All-Ireland Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs champion. At home, Torrin previously attended the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Boston Music School where he is now a teacher, he’s a regular at the Northeast Uilleann Pipers Tionól, and is a member of the Boston Uilleann Piper’s Club. In 2018, Torrin was the recipient of a grant from the Southern New England Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program in order for him to teach Irish music and history to several apprentices and further the art of the session in New England.
He has been influenced by many of the different styles of piping that were prominent throughout history as well as many modern and younger pipers, and likes to incorporate what he has learned from historical recordings and modern pipers into his own playing.
Updated January 2018. Please discard all previous dated materials.