Music

These files give you a flavor for the sound of the pipes and the range of the types of music Tom plays. A versatile musician, Tom plays everything from dance music, to reflective pieces, to Gershwin. Tom’s focus of late has been exploring unusual harmonic relationships in his music.

The pipes heard here were made by David Quinn and Benedict Koehler. The brighter sounding set is based on a D scale and the darker sounding (also know as “flat”) set is based on the B scale.

Video

Tom Klein (uilleann pipes) and Dáithí Sproule (guitar) performing Madame Bonaparte and The Cuckoo’s Nest Hornpipe at the 2011 Great Northern Irish Pipers’ Club Tionól concert. Venue is The Celtic Junction in St. Paul, Minnesota.