July 12, 2015 - Looking forward to some lunchtime tunes! @iahf @iahcchicago #irishmusic


Patrick and Karen Cannady (and special guests) are going to be playing from 12:00pm-1:30pm Sunday, July 12th, 2015 in the Fifth Province Pub as part of IrishFest Chicago!

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 brought to Chicago by Irish immigrants as well as modern masters like Martin Hayes and Mick O’Brien. They are frequent performers at festivals around the country.

Pat and Karen are joined by Steve Ponisciak, who they met at a session on Chicago’s South Side. Ponisciak is a lifelong musician with extensive experience on the guitar and piano. He especially enjoys playing piano accompaniment for Irish traditional music, drawing inspiration from role models like Geraldine Cotter and John Blake.