Watch this space for the latest on the Chicago Pipers!

January 16, 2014 4 comments

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Uilleann piping lessons, events, travels, will share here, watch this space!

Looking forward to the NPUTV Live Stream 10/18/2014!

October 17, 2014 Leave a comment

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From NPU:Thanks to Patrick, Karen and John for putting together another great IUPD in Chicago this year. We’ll all be watching tomorrow on http://pipers.ie/npu-tv/

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We will be on from 11-11:45am CDT with music and chat, then again for 10 minutes during the Dublin time.

You can follow along on Facebook (International Uilleann Piping Day) or our accounts (piobagusfidil & Uilleann Pipes Instruction by the Chicago Pipers) or on Twitter: @NaPiobairi @piobagusfidil hashtag #IUPD2014

Thanks to A Feast of Irish Folk for their support of International Uilleann Piping Day Chicago 2014!

October 14, 2014 Leave a comment

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Thanks to Chicago Irish Radio’s A Feast Of Irish Folk’s Erik Carlson and Mary Caraway for their support of International Uilleann Piping Day Chicago 2014!

Erik: International Uilleann Piping Day is a global event dedicated to a celebration of this historic and fascinating instrument. The International Uilleann Piping Day Chicago gathering is going to take place at the Irish American Heritage Center, hosted by veteran piper Patrick Cannady with a short performance, presentation of the pipes and video cam, with live sound and events from around the world, so that explains why it is at 11am. It is free of charge and open to the public and refreshments will be served and if you want to find out more about the uilleann pipes, this is the way to do it!

Erik: And if you like the uilleann pipes, which you heard on that last track there, as played by Mark Donnelly, then you should know that October 18th is International Uilleann Piping Day, this Saturday, is free of charge and open to the public, at the Irish American Heritage Center. It goes from 11am to ?. They will have international live streaming, Patrick Cannady will be running the show. Last time I went it was really a lot of fun. Go check that out if you like the pipes, and if you don’t like the pipes, go there and see why you should.

International Uilleann Piping Day 2014 – Chicago!

September 30, 2014 Leave a comment

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 is International Uilleann Piping Day, a global event dedicated to the celebration of this historic and fascinating Irish instrument. Na Piobairi Uilleann, the Dublin-based international pipers club, is the primary organizer and sponsor. To mark the occasion, NPU members organize many small gatherings all over the world and these events can take many forms. Events take place in locations as far flung as Singapore, South Africa, Malaysia, Russia, Japan, Rome, and Paris, not to mention places like Dublin, Galway, Waterford, Wexford, Cork, Derry, and Armagh. A day long webcast of these events is a featured part of the celebration.

The Chicago gathering for IUPD will take place at the Irish American Heritage Center and will be hosted by Patrick Cannady, NPU member, veteran piper, and music teacher. The event will feature a brief performance for the NPU webcast, a short presentation on the pipes, and live streaming of other IUPD events from around the world. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public and there is no cover charge, but space is very limited. For more details, please contact Patrick at (773) 426-8001 or email irishtradmusic@sbcglobal.net.

Uilleann Piping in Chicago’s Loop July 9, 2014 12-1pm

We were asked to play for the July 9 – Irish Fest Preview at Daley Plaza at 12pm, bringing uilleann piping to downtown Chicago! The Irish American Heritage Center (IAHC) will celebrate its’ upcoming Irish Fest, July 11-14 with a sneak preview at the Daley Plaza of music.

Hear some uilleann pipes on another radio show, Skinny and Houli Show Saturday!

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On Skinny and Houli Show July 5, 2014 to talk about our summer adventures, like IrishFest Chicago, Milwaukee IrishFest and Johnny O’Hagan’s Tuesdays, along with other events!

Listen: WCEV AM 1450 on Saturdays starting at 3:05 PM cst, or on TuneInRadio. Podcast available after broadcast, will post when up on their website.

More about the “Skinny and Houli Show”: This freewheeling talk radio dialogue features Chicago’s own James “Skinny” Sheahan and Mike “Houli” Houlihan, two of Chicago’s most irreverent and irrepressible personalities. Discussing what’s happening in the city each week, the hosts dissect the news, politics, sports and entertainment scene with their trademark wit and a showcase a variety of community activists and neighborhood heroes.

Two Irish Radio Shows Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:00-11:30am WPNA

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On the Hagerty Irish Hour Show June 28, 2014 to talk about our summer adventures, like IrishFest Chicago, Milwaukee IrishFest and Johnny O’Hagan’s Tuesdays, along with other events!

Listen: WPNA AM 1490 on Saturdays starting 10 until around 11:30 AM CDT,

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or on TuneInRadio, search for WPNA

More about the “Hagerty Irish Hour”: The Hagerty Family Irish Hour is truly one of Chicago’s most treasured traditions, the show is especially treasured amongst Chicago’s Irish, or Irish at heart. The Hagerty Family has played great Irish music and has also supported the Chicago-Irish community for fifty years. Please join us every week, from 9:00-11:00 A.M. on Saturday mornings to hear a variety of Irish music and news of what is happening in and around the Irish community.

On the O’Connor Radio Show June 28, 2014 to talk about our summer adventures, like IrishFest Chicago, Milwaukee IrishFest and Johnny O’Hagan’s Tuesdays, along with other events!

Listen: WPNA AM 1490 on Saturdays starting at 11:00 AM CDT, or on TuneInRadio.

More about the “O’Connor Radio Show”: On November 5, 1971, the Mike O’Connor Show made its debut. Time raced around the clock every week. Mike became so involved in visiting with the folks in the studio, the music, sports, and news from home that most of the time he forgot to mention the fact the he sold insurance. Much to the surprise of Mike and his wife, he LOVED hosting the radio show. Soon he became known around town as Mike O’Connor, radio show host. And, oh yes. He sold insurance too.

Breege Looney (owner of The Abbey Pub) joined the program around 1986, and Mike’s daughter Siobhainn came on board in 1991. Mike retired from the show in 2005. The Mike O’Connor Show, now The O’Connor Show, continues today run by Siobhainn O’Connor with Breege Looney and Margaret O’Connor manning the other mikes. #irishmusic

Make Music Chicago, uilleann piping in Hyde Park and the West Loop!

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We enjoyed playing for the music teachers and students at Joan’s Studio for The Performing Arts Saturday for Make Music Chicago. Patrick Cannady took the opportunity to give a little talk whilst tuning his drones and regulators, explaining how the uilleann pipes work to an interested audience. We then played lots of reels, jigs, hornpipes, set dances and airs for them, what a great venue! #irishmusic #MakeMusicChi

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