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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 22, 2014 - Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny Review #irishmusic 

What a whirlwind of a time!! First, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny put on a stellar show at the Irish American Heritage Center (see review below), then we went up to Milwaukee Irish Fest to enjoy the music and craic and to do a slot  at the Pub Garden Stage. Our impressions of Milwaukee IrishFest will be covered in the next Blog Post, first up, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny: Review by Patrick Cannady.

"Thursday night, August 14 saw the return of two iconic performers to Chicago, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny.  The… Read more

August 16, 2014 - Looking forward to our Pub Garden Set Sunday 12:45pm 

We are excited to be returning to the Pub Garden Stage Sunday - Kilmaley: 12:45 (piobagusfidil +2) 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 classic recordings. Joined by Donald Terao (guitar/bouzouki), whose accompaniment accentuates harmonies & rhythm inherent to the melodies. Extra special guest, the venerable… Read more

July 25, 2014 - Make Music Chicago Lunchtime Series - Post IrishFest Recovery 

We were excited to be asked to participate in a lunchtime series @MakeMusicChi #irishmusic

Thanks to the Francis O'Neill Club - Chicago Ceili and Set Dancing for including us in their newsletter:
"Pipes n Fiddle (piob agus fidil) - Downtown, Chicago - Monday, July 28
"We were asked to participate in a lunchtime concert series for Make Music Chicago We will be at 222 N LaSalle Street, downtown Chicago on Monday, 07/28/14 12:00-12:45pm! #irishmusic" (Karen Cook Cannady & Patrick Cannady)"

July 10 2014 - Recap: IrishFest Preview at the Daley Plaza Chicago - 07/09/2014 

There we are, playing away for the Irish American Heritage Festival Preview! It was fun to play downtown at lunchtime for a receptive crowd! Thanks to Kathy O'Neill for putting it all together! Onward to IrishFest with pipes n fiddle (piob agus fidil) 12pm Sunday! #irishmusic We had a great time kicking off Irish Fest with a pre-fest performance at Daley Plaza.

From the Irish American Heritage Center's Kathy O'Neill - PR Manager: Thanks to Patrick and Karen Cannady and Donald Terao (pictured) for… Read more

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