Torrin Ryan became enamored with Irish traditional music at 9 years old, and now devotes his time to the playing, recording of, and teaching the uilleann pipes, simple system flute, and tin whistle.
He has competed in numerous Mid-Atlantic Fleadhs in New York and New Jersey and 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. Torrin has taught at the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Boston Music School for several years, is a board member and instructor at the Northeast Uilleann Pipers Tionól, and is a member of the Boston Uilleann Piper’s Club. In 2018 and again in 2019, Torrin was the recipient of grants 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 different styles of Irish 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 as well as modern pipers into his own playing.
Updated February 2020. Please discard all previous dated materials.