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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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January 31, 2018 - Sunday, February 18th Bridal Boutique @ChicagoGaelic #irishmusic


Chicago Gaelic Park Bridal Boutique! 

Come join us (Chicago Irish Wedding Music) and over 50 vendors from the Chicagoland area from 12-3:30 on February 18th, 2018! 

We were invited to participate in the Gaelic Park Bridal Boutique! Come join us and over 50 vendors from the Chicagoland area from 12-3:30 on February 18, 2018! 

$5 Admission! Chat with us about #irishtraditionalmusic for your Special Day! #irishmusic #bridalboutique #irishweddingmusic

Piob agus fidilsaturdayam

January 26, 2018 - On Saturday, January 27, 2018 @citynewschicago 10am-12pm then PÍOBAIRÍ 6pm @iahcchicago #irishmusic

Coming up at the City News Cafe Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10am-12pm! We will be playing Irish traditional music on uilleann pipes and fiddle on a Saturday morning! Come on by for their great coffee, pastries and truffles!


PÍOBAIRÍ, a presentation hosted by Patrick and Karen Cannady with Patrick’s students and musical colleagues returns in 2018 in the Fifth Province. Sample the pub menu and enjoy live traditional Irish music from 6-7pm on the following dates: 1/27, 2/3, 2/17, 2/24 3/3.

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