Harp, Fiddle, Uilleann Pipes and Whistle:
Ní Chearbhall (2.4Mb)
(Bright and Lively Evly O'Carroll)
A 17th century Irish harp piece written Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Played here with low whistle, fiddle and harp. The piece was composed for Colonel John Irwin (1680-1752) of Tanrego House, which is situated on Ballysodare Bay, County Sligo.
A reel and a jig recorded live at the the 2005 Irish harp competitions. Síobhan has won the All-Ireland Harp Champion most recently in 2007.
The Longford Tinker (1.6Mb)
A very lively reel closely related to the more familiar Scottish reel "Jenny Dang the Weaver"
The Mooncoin (2.5Mb)
A jig named after a village in Co. Kilkenny. Mooncoin is from the Irish "Con's bog".
Excerpts of Terence on uilleann pipes, from a recording with the group Blackthorn:
The Jolly Beggarman.
A lively tune on the Highland pipes and a great choice for a recessional.
• View Movie of Síobhan after winning All-Irealnd from Fox 2 News, Sept 2003 (820k)
Traditional instrumental Celtic music for wedding ceremonies or other special occasions in the metro Detroit area. We usually play as a threesome on the Irish uilleann pipes, Celtic harp, fiddle, bouzouki and whistles and have performed and competed here and in Ireland, Scotland and Canada. We play the very finest Irish and Scots traditional melodies...marches, airs, jigs, reels, hornpipes and waltzes. Terence has been playing pipes over 30 years. Mairead won at competitions for trad Irish music in St. Louis in April 2007 on bouzouki.
Siobhan McKinney (age 15) won her third All-Ireland Championship on the harp in August 2007 in Tullamore, Ireland and has been teaching harp since age 11.
The McKinneys have played just about every type of ceremony and demonination. If you don't know a jig from a reel, don't worry...we have posted some lovely tunes that we have found work very well at wedding ceremonies. The names of the tunes and translations from the Irish language are also provided.
Here's what we do for traditional wedding ceremony:
Perhaps the occasion is best suited to having a kilted bagpiper playing the Highland pipes. In any event although this may be a first for you, but we've done this many times and will provide memorable music in the Celtic tradition.