International Uilleann Piping Day 2014 Chicago First of all, I want to say a big thanks to Na Piobairi Uilleann for hosting another International Uilleann Piping Day and putting the technical infrastructure and people in place to make it succeed. I especially wish to thank Ken Lynam, Niall Kelleher, and Daniela Ferretti for their timely communications and helpful suggestions; it would have been a far more difficult event to stage from abroad without their… Read more
Welcome to our ever-evolving 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!