Welcome to our website!

Welcome to the website, piobagusfidil (piob agus fidil or pipes and fiddle) of Chicago-based musicians Patrick Cannady, uilleann piper, and Karen Cook Cannady, fiddler. If you are looking for an uilleann piper and a fiddler in Chicago that play very traditional Irish music, you have come to the right place!

Karen (fiddle) and Patrick (uilleann pipes) play traditional music learned through years of study, absorbing a large and growing repertoire from Chicago’s community of Irish immigrant and Irish American musicians, from old tune collections, and from recordings old and new. They have traveled thousands of miles to learn from masters, and spent countless hours honing and refining their sound, both at home and in the rough-and-tumble Chicago session scene. They play at folk festivals, regional and national trad music events, and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. They are at work recording a collection of tunes presently.

They have been on radio and television and have had tracks featured on both Irish and regional radio.

For more information on our group incarnation, Kilmaley, check out About Us .

Have a look around and contact them (via the Contact Page) if you have more questions about music for your party or special event or you would like some uilleann piping lessons!

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January 1, 2015 - Re-launch of Chicago Irish Wedding Music website! 

Announcing the Re-Launch of our Chicago Irish Wedding Music website! We have redesigned it and added new content to aid the bridal party, wedding planners and venues in booking us for their events.

"If you are looking for Irish traditional music and song for your Special Day, you have come to the right place! Based in Chicago, Patrick (uilleann pipes and whistles) and Karen (fiddles) Cannady have performed at weddings throughout the Midwest of the USA!  Contact us for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception… Read more

December 29, 2014 - PIOBAIRI - Irish American Heritage Center 01/03/15 #irishmusic 

PÍOBAIRÍ, a presentation hosted by Patrick Cannady, Karen Cook Cannady with Patrick's students and musical colleagues, continues into 2015 in the Fifth Province Pub at the Irish American Heritage Center. Sample the pub menu and enjoy the music 6-7:30PM on the following Saturdays going forward: 01/03/15 & 02/06/15 with more dates to follow. This date is tentative and subject to change, will let folks know should this happen!

Tin whistle and piping tuition is available on Saturdays as well. Contact Patrick… Read more

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