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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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March 17, 2015 - St. Patrick's Day #irishmusic @irishbistro @johnnyohagans 

Kilmaley plays traditional Irish music at 11am St. Patrick's Day at the Irish Bistro for their annual celebration of Irish music, food, drink, & culture! All events are FREE. Piobagusfidil's group incarnation Kilmaley plays a morning se! #irishmusic #StPatricks #piobagusfidil #kilmaley

St. Patrick's Dinner Music: 5-8pm Join Patrick and Karen Cannady and their musical friends for some Irish traditional music at Johnny O'Hagan's pub in Lakeview. Should be a great time at a great place!  #irishmusic #StPatrRead more

March 16, 2015 - St. Patrick's Day TV Appearances - #irishmusic - @iahcchicago 

Tomorrow, March 17, tune in to CBS2 with Vince Gerasole from 5am-7am, and then at 8am-10am for Ana Belval on WGN TV.

We'll be live, showcasing our St. Patrick's Day Celebration and music and dance from Patrick and Karen Cannady, the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band, O'Hare School of Irish Dance, Identity Irish Dance and more.

5-7am CDT: For CBS Live Video - Vince Gerasole


8-10am CDT: For WGN Morning News - Around Town
Click on "Watch Live" http://wgntv.comRead more

March 13, 2015 - St. Patrick's Weekend Appearances! #irishmusic 

We are looking forward to the weekend ahead, here are the particulars:


Parade Day at the Irish Bistro - 3905 N Lincoln Ave - 10am - 12pm -  Day 14 of 17 Days of St. Patrick - with Donald Terao
Kilmaley plays traditional Irish music at 10am at the Irish Bistro for their annual celebration of Irish music, food, drink, & culture! All events are FREE. #irishmusic

Trad in 310! - Irish American Heritage Center - 4626 N Knox Ave - 4-5:30pm - Trad in 310 with Patrick and Karen Cannady and their musical… Read more

March 6, 2015 - Chicago French Market March 7 11-2pm #irishmusic 

March 7, 2015 11-2pm Chicago French Market St. Patrick's Season! Stop by Chicago French Market in the West Loop for lunch and some pre-St. Patrick's Day music from Patrick Cannady (uilleann pipes) Karen Cannady (fiddle) and Donald Terao (bouzouki/guitar). Jigs, reels, hornpipes and airs all to accompany your Saturday dining! #irishmusic #StPatricksDay #StPatricksSeason #ChicagoFrenchMarket

For the rest of our events for St. Patrick's Season, check our Events page!

March 1, 2015 - Thanks DNAInfo Chicago - #irishmusic @IrishBistro - For listing us "Among the highlights..." 

Thanks to DNAinfo.com Chicago for listing us: "Among the highlights: Performances by singer Kathleen Keane, who held the No. 1 spot on Billboard's World Music chart for more than a month, and pipe and fiddle players Piob Agus Fidil.http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150228/north-center/st-patricks-day-starts-sunday-at-mrs-murphy-doesnt-stop-til-17th

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