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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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April 14, 2015 - Thanks @ChooseChicago Friday Faves - @JohnnyOHagans #irishmusic 

As featured on the Friday Faves: Tuesday Irish Music! . @ChooseChicago ‪#‎TravelTuesday‬ ‪#‎irishmusic‬ @JohnnyOHagans 8pm ‪#‎Lakeview‬ 3374 N Clark Great Irish Hospitality! What's Your Favorite Music Venue in Chicago on Choose Chicago " Here at Choose Chicago, we believe one of the best ways to jumpstart a truly epic experience in Chicago is to get ideas from the people who know the city best. Our locals, some of the greatest ambassadors of Chicago you can find, are invaluable resources for discovering the… Read more

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 #StPatricksRead more

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