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.
We are happy to be playing Irish music at the lovely Fannie's Cafe and Bakery on Saturday 11am-1pm! Stop by and try their delicious food and coffee and enjoy some Irish music with us and our musical friends!
PÍOBAIRÍ, a presentation hosted by Patrick and Karen Cannady with Patrick's students and musical colleagues continues through 2018 in the Fifth Province. Sample the pub menu and enjoy live traditional Irish music from 6pm to 7pm. Future dates: 2/3, 2/17, 2/24 3/3.
PÍOBAIRÍ, a presentation hosted by Patrick and Karen Cannady with Patrick's students and musical colleagues continues through 2017 in the Fifth Province. Sample the pub menu and enjoy live traditional Irish music from 6pm to 7pm. Future dates: TBD into 2018!
Looking forward to this Friday, where we play #irishmusic for the Second Friday Open Studios: October - Piobagusfidil at William Harris Lee & Co. Patrick Cannady and Karen Cook Cannady Oct 13, 6:00PM - 8:30PM https://piobagusfidil.com/event/2060634/456084842/second-friday-open-studios-october-piobagusfidil-patrick-and-karen-cannady