Eliot Grasso

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Eliot Grasso

Eliot Grasso (uilleann pipes) is performing at Washington Cathedral in Woodinville on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30PM
(Washington Cathedral • 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE Redmond, WA 98052 )

Baltimore native and Limerick resident, Eliot Grasso, hails from a long line of familial musicians. He began playing Irish traditional music on the flute at age seven, tin whistle at age eight, and uilleann pipes at age eleven. Since 1996, Eliot has won regional and international first, second, and third place titles at the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil and Ireland’s International Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in the uilleann pipes and tin whistle division.

Eliot has made appearances at the Kennedy Center with Liz Carroll, Constitution Hall with Ethnomusicologist Dr. Mick Moloney, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with The Chieftains, the Library of Congress with Cherish the Ladies, the National Building Museum, the National Geographic Concert Hall and the home of the Irish Ambassador.

In May 2005, Eliot completed his BA in music at Goucher College. He is currently completing a Masters Degree in Ethnomusicology at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, where he also teaches students of uilleann piping. Since arriving in Ireland, Eliot has been honored with a commission from Na Píobairí Uilleann to record and produce an album of solo piping for the club’s catalogue to be completed this year.

Currently, Eliot is a contributing writer for An Píobaire, issued by Na Píobairí Uilleann and Iris na bPíobairí, the International Journal for Uilleann Pipers issued by Cumann na bPíobairí.