Harp, Fiddle, Uilleann Pipes and Whistle:

Download MP3 Eibhlí Gheal Ní Chearbhall (2.4Mb)
(Bright and Lively Evly O'Carroll,

Download MP3 Planxty Irwine
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 at the the 2005 Midwest Fleadh Irish harp competitions. Síobhan won in the 12-15 age group.

Download MP3 The Longford Tinker (1.6Mb)
A very lively reel closely related to the more familiar Scottish reel "Jenny Dang the Weaver"
Download MP3 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:

Download MP3 She Moves Through the Fair (1Mb mp3)
Download MP3 Dirty Old Town (2.6 Mb mp3)

Download MP3 file The Jolly Beggarman.
A lively tune on the pipes and a great choice for a recessional.
(1.4Mb jolly_beggarman.mp3)

• View Movie of Síobhan after winning All-Irealnd from Fox 2 News, Sept 2003 (820k)

The McKinneys, performing traditional Celtic music for special accasions on harp, pipes and fiddle.

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Siobhan McKinney All-Irelan Champion on Irish HarpSíobhan McKinney
Síobhan, age 15 is a very accomplished performer on the Celtic harp, having won four North American Regional Championships and three All-Ireland Championships, the most recent being in Tullamore, Ireland in August 2007.

She has been a guest performer at the Ark in Ann Arbor with the Finvarra's Wren Band and recently was recorded for the band's recent CD.

All-Ireland Harp Championship MedalSíobhan is also teaches harp to young students each week for the Detroit IMA (Irish Musicians Association) held at the Gaelic League in Detroit. Síobhan is working on performing an Irish suite with the Macomb Symphony Orchestra in October 2007.


Mairéad McKinneyMairéad McKinney
Mairéad (17) has always been surrounded by traditional music and at nine she started to play fiddle. In addition to Irish traditional, Mairead enjoys playing a wide variety of music and instruments. She plays the fiddle, Irish bouzouki, guitar, double bass in symphonic and electric bass in Jazz band. Mairéad won 1st place playing the Irish bouzouki at the 2006 & 2007 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil (Irish Music Competitions) in St. Louis and attended the traditional Irish Music Summer School in Tullamore, Co. Offaly , Ireland in August 2007. Máiread won the "Woody Herman Jazz Award" in her school for best jazz musician.

Terence McKinney playing uilleann pipesTerence McKinney
The leader of the band and more importantly, "Dad with transportation". Terence has been playing both the Scottish Higland pipes and uilleann pipes for over 30 years in the traditional music scene in the Detroit metro area.

He has played in the competitive pipe band circuit with the Grade 1 MacNish Distillery Pipe Band in Ontario in the 80's and the City of Detroit pipe band in the 90's.

Terence learned the uilleann pipes from Al Purcell, a Dubliner living in Detroit who was a student of the famous master pipe maker and teacher, Leo Rowesome in Dublin.

Comhaltas Hall of FameTerence is president of the Detroit Irish Musicians Association. In 2002, Terence was inducted into the Comhaltas Irish Music Hall of Fame.

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