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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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December 28, 2017 - On Saturday, January 6th @fanniescafe 11-1 then PIOBAIRI @iahcchicago #irishmusic

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.

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December 6, 2017 - Saturday, @citynewschicago 10am Sunday, @IrishXmasMarket @irishbistro 1pm #irishmusic


pipesnfiddle (piobagusfidil) at the fun City Newsstand! Home of delicious truffles, strong pour-over coffee and live music! #irishmusic @citynewschicago Dec 9, 10:00AM - 12:00PM


Kilmaley at the Irish Christmas Market - @irishbistro @IrishXmasMarket @ Irish Bistro: Dec 10, 1:00PM - 3:00PM


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October 6, 2017 - This Sunday! @JeffParkMarket 10am-1:30pm Great Vendors and #irishmusic from us!


Here are the Vendors for the Jefferson Park Sunday Market:

Music by Piobagusfidil (Irish) 

Summer Vendor List: 
Arbonne - skin care items. 
Barefoot Books - children's books, games, toys -- storytime at noon! 
Bees In Beezyness: Honey and wax products 
Chestnut & Grace Dog Foods LLC - Dog food + supplies 
Distinct Bath & Body: Soaps, body scrubs, aromatherapy 
The Eating Well - Organic veggie burgers and soups 
Fannie Schmoe's Pastries 
Frank Farms-produce, maple syrup IPM note 
Finns Ranch: FaceBookMeat…

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