Learn tin whistle on the way to learning uilleann pipes! #irishmusic #uilleann

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Patrick Cannady is extending an offer to young people that may be interested in playing the uilleann pipes to start off on the tin whistle with him. This can assist the aspiring uilleann piper in learning the music before acquiring a set. Comment on this post for more information.

Recap of David Power & Dennis Cahill Concert 10/24/15 #iahc #uilleann #irishmusic

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Salon Concert Chicago series presented its sixteenth concert Saturday night, October 24th, featuring David Power, an uilleann piper from Dungarvan, Waterford and renowned Chicago native, guitarist Dennis Cahill, as headliners.

The all-ages, enthusiastic crowd was treated to David’s exemplary musicianship on both concert and flat pitch uilleann pipes. He was ably accompanied by Dennis’s spare, lyrical guitar playing. Highlights of the evening included a beautiful air, “Ur Chnoc Chein Mhic Chainte,” a love song from County Tyrone. A central part of David’s performance featured “The Eighteen Moloney,” an antique chanter made in Kilrush, County Clare around 1830 by Thomas and Andrew Moloney. David plays the chanter as part of a full set of B pipes and recorded his most recent CD (appropriately named “The Eighteen Moloney”) with it exclusively. The low purr of the B pipes and the sweet, almost ghostly quality of the old chanter were especially powerful, particularly in the descriptive piece “Gol na mBan San’ Ar” and its companion jig “Cnoc an Teampaill.” The duo was also joined by piano accordionist Jimmy Keane for one set of reels.

The Salon Concert Series is dedicated to presenting the finest artists in Irish traditional music in a family-friendly, polite listening environment. The concert series is also dedicated to creating and sustaining a knowledgeable audience, and nurturing young musicians by providing them with performance opportunities. To further these ends, children and teens 18 and under receive free admission and the concerts always open with brief performances by young people.

Saturday’s concert was in the Irish American Heritage Center ‘s Shanachie Room (Room 109), a classroom converted to a performance venue with a raised stage, lighting, live sound, and seating.

The concert began with performances from the Academy of Irish Music’s junior and senior groups. Both the junior and senior groups play fiddles, viola, cello, flute, whistle, bodhran and guitar. Both groups perform arrangement of their own creation and feature harmonies, semi-improvised passages, and snippets of melody from other genres.

The Academy were followed by a brief appearance from Salon Concerts Chicago organizers Patrick and Karen Cannady pipes n fiddle (piob agus fidil) with guitarist and bouzouki player, Donald Terao. They were joined by one of Patrick’s whistle students, Lily Hey, age 10, for a set of slides with her teacher and Donald accompanying. The trio’s brief set also included slip jigs and a Carolan piece, which were received very warmly.

Special thanks to Noel Rice, John Halliburton, Nancy Moore, and Mary Moore for helping to make this great evening happen. Also it was great to see former Salon Concert performers Tim O’Sullivan and Bill O’Donoghue – thanks for your support!

Also, mile buiochas to Shay Clarke ( Blarney on the Air), Sean Ginnelly (Good Morning Ireland Radio Show) , Siobhan O’Connor ( O’Connor Irish Radio Show), Tim Taylor, Mike Shevlin (Windy City Irish Radio), and Erik Carlson (A Feast Of Irish Folk) for granting us some promotional time on your radio programs.

Thanks Francis O’Neill Ceili & Set Dance Club for sharing! #irishmusic

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Thanks Francis O’Neill Set Dance and Ceili Club for including the Salon Concert – David Power & Dennis Cahill – Saturday, October 24 in your newsletter!

“Salon Concerts Chicago presents David Power, uilleann pipes, flute, whistle, and songs, with Dennis Cahill, guitars and mandolin at 8:00 PM

David Power (pictured) is one of the foremost uilleann pipers of his generation. In the hands of a master like Power, the sound of the pipes evokes many emotions: sadness, joy, remorse, historical memory and more. Power’s abundant talent and technical prowess kindles all of these within a solid and sensitive musicality that is rarely heard. Power has won All-Ireland and Oireachtas piping competitions and has represented Ireland at many festivals abroad. Power has many theatrical performing credits, including appearances on Broadway and has produced three critically acclaimed solo recordings, “My Love Is In America,” “The Glen Nephin Cuckoo,” and “The Eighteen Moloney.” Power has also been a member of several groups, including Liam Clancy’s “Fairweather Band,” “Gorumna,” and more recently, Masters of Tradition, which toured in the U.S. in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Chicago native Dennis Cahill is considered one of the world’s finest guitarists in traditional Irish music. His unique playing, accompaniment, and arranging are acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition. He has played for presidents and prime ministers. “Brilliant” (NPR) and “crucial” (Folk Roots UK) are some of the descriptions of his spare, essential playing.

With special guests: Patrick and Karen Cannady on uilleann pipes and fiddle will be guest musicians at the performance. They will be joined by Donald Terao.
Patrick and Karen are a Chicago-based couple and lifelong musicians who perform regularly in the Chicago, and at festivals across the US. Patrick is rapidly approaching 20 years of piping with many years’ prior experience on the saxophone and tin whistle. Karen has played violin since childhood and became interested in Irish fiddling in the mid-1990s. Together, they undertook to learn the Irish music they found here in Chicago, absorbing traditional melodies from musicians who hailed from Clare, Galway, Mayo, and Sligo. Their music is spare, expressive, and rhythmic, with harmonies supplied by the interplay of drones, regulators, and double stops.

The Academy of Irish Music will open the concert. Tickets are $20 for adults and children 18 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by visiting http://www.irish-american.org, calling 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or at the door. This concert is made possible by Culture Ireland.”

Exciting #irishmusic Concert – @SalonConcertsChi David Power & Dennis Cahill!

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Salon Concerts Chicago presents David Power, uilleann pipes, flute, whistle, and songs, with Dennis Cahill, guitars and mandolin.

David Power (pictured) is one of the foremost uilleann pipers of his generation. In the hands of a master like Power, the sound of the pipes evokes many emotions: sadness, joy, remorse, historical memory and more. Power’s abundant talent and technical prowess kindles all of these within a solid and sensitive musicality that is rarely heard. Power has won All-Ireland and Oireachtas piping competitions and has represented Ireland at many festivals abroad.

Power has many theatrical performing credits, including appearances on Broadway and has produced three critically acclaimed solo recordings, “My Love Is In America,” “The Glen Nephin Cuckoo,” and “The Eighteen Moloney.”

Power has also been a member of several groups, including Liam Clancy’s “Fairweather Band,” “Gorumna,” and more recently, Masters of Tradition, which toured in the U.S. in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Chicago native Dennis Cahill (pictured) is considered one of the world’s finest guitarists in traditional Irish music. His unique playing, accompaniment, and arranging are acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition. He has played for presidents and prime ministers. “Brilliant” (NPR) and “crucial” (Folk Roots UK) are some of the descriptions of his spare, essential playing.

With special guests: Patrick and Karen Cannady on uilleann pipes and fiddle will be guest musicians at the performance. They will be joined by Donald Terao.

Patrick and Karen are a Chicago-based couple and lifelong musicians who perform regularly in the Chicago, and at festivals across the US. Patrick is rapidly approaching 20 years of piping with many years’ prior experience on the saxophone and tin whistle. Karen has played violin since childhood and became interested in Irish fiddling in the mid-1990s. Together, they undertook to learn the Irish music they found here in Chicago, absorbing traditional melodies from musicians who hailed from Clare, Galway, Mayo, and Sligo. Their music is spare, expressive, and rhythmic, with harmonies supplied by the interplay of drones, regulators, and double stops.

The Academy of Irish Music will open the concert. The David Power and Dennis Cahill Salon Concert is Saturday, October 24 at 8pm.

Tickets are $20 for adults and children 18 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by visiting http://www.irish-american.org, calling 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or at the door. This concert is made possible by Culture Ireland.

David Power and Dennis Cahill Salon Concert #IAHC 10/24/15 8pm #irishmusic

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Don’t miss this one! David Power, the piping half of the great duet in this video, will be at the Irish American Heritage Center on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 as part of the ongoing Salon Concerts Chicago series! $20 Admission. Children and teens age 18 and under free. Doors open at 7PM. He will be joined by Dennis Cahill on guitar and mandolin. https://youtu.be/G-8oCn5zuQI