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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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August 14, 2015 - Yes! @MKEIrishFest 08/16/15 12:45pm Pub Garden Stage #irishmusic 


#Kilmaley Patrick & Karen Cannady @piobagusfidil group incarnation  – Sunday, August 16 12:45 -1:45 PM Milwaukee Pub Garden Stage, Milwaukee IrishFest 08/16/2015 /  "Kilmaley, a Chicago-based trio, performs arrangements of traditional tunes on uilleann pipes, fiddle, guitar, and bouzouki. Karen (fiddle) and Patrick (uilleann pipes) Cannady began playing together in 2001. Their music is arresting, spare and rhythmic, employing the full sonic palettes of both instruments. They draw inspiration from the music… Read more

August 7, 2015 - Thanks Francis O'Neill Club - @MKEIrishFest 08/16/15 12:45pm Pub Garden Stage #irishmusic 

Thanks Francis O'Neill Club - Chicago Ceili and Set Dancing for including us in your e-newsletter!
Patrick & Karen Cannady – Milwaukee Irish Fest -Sunday, August 16 12:45 -1:45 PM Milwaukee Pub Garden Stage, 08/16/2015 / "Kilmaley, a Chicago-based trio, performs arrangements of traditional tunes on uilleann pipes, fiddle, guitar, and bouzouki.

Karen (fiddle) and Patrick (uilleann pipes) Cannady began playing together in 2001. Their music is arresting, spare and rhythmic, employing the full sonic palettes of… Read more

July 24, 2015 - Kilmaley #piobagusfidil group incarnation - @MKEIrishFest - 08/16/15 12:45pm #irishmusic 


Kilmaley: 12:45 Milwaukee Pub Garden Stage, Milwaukee IrishFest 08/16/2015
Karen Cook Cannady (fiddle) & Patrick Cannady (uilleann pipes) play traditional music learned through years of study, absorbing a large & growing repertoire from Chicago’s community of Irish immigrant musicians, & from recordings.

Joined by Donald Terao (guitar/bouzouki), whose accompaniment accentuates harmonies & rhythm inherent to the melodies. We had a special appearance the last two years by Malachy Towey, the great bodhran man… Read more
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