Looking for Irish musicians in Canberra?

kazoo 2 August 2011 9

I’m looking for one or two people to play some Irish music for an hour or so at a wedding in October.

First preferences are for an uilleann piper or harpist but am open to suggestion. Does anyone know someone suitable?

Any help would be very much appreciated as I am having a great deal of difficulty tracking someone down.

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9 Responses to Looking for Irish musicians in Canberra?
IrishPete IrishPete 7:18 pm 06 Aug 13

switch said :

Try The Harp Centre for a harpist: http://www.harpcentre.com.au/

Ah, Harp, my favourite Irish beer…


CassidysCeili CassidysCeili 4:19 pm 06 Aug 13

Cassidy’s Ceili are a Canberra based Irish band, with over ten years experience playing together – they are worth a look: http://cassidysceili.com/

ToastFliesRED ToastFliesRED 9:41 am 03 Aug 11

Try the Canberra Musician’s Club also – proudly sponsored by RiotACT too


switch switch 3:19 pm 02 Aug 11

Try The Harp Centre for a harpist: http://www.harpcentre.com.au/

carnardly carnardly 2:24 pm 02 Aug 11

Canberra Celtic Pipe Band?

http://www.canberraceltic.org/c/celtics They have some very experienced bagpipe players that do weddings/funerals and the like.

macgyver1macgyver macgyver1macgyver 12:33 pm 02 Aug 11

Spinach said :

Patrick Lyons: Uilleann piper
Tel: (02) 6249 9763;

Pat is an excellent piper, but he unfortunately moved to Adelaide a few years ago

macgyver1macgyver macgyver1macgyver 12:31 pm 02 Aug 11

As far as I know, there are four uilleann pipers in Canberra, and I’m one of them!

I play the more slow haunting ballad stuff – see my YouTube channel for typical examples (http://www.youtube.com/user/macgyver1macgyver).

There is a guy called Brett that I believe can play the more ‘diddly’ stuff (I might be able to track down contact details for him if you need it).

I don’t personally know any harp players, but have seen a few around in the Canberra folk music scene – I do know someone that will definitely be able to track a harpist down though.

Email me at macgyver@live.com.au if you would like to discuss any of this further.


Spinach Spinach 12:11 pm 02 Aug 11

Patrick Lyons: Uilleann piper
Tel: (02) 6249 9763;

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 11:09 am 02 Aug 11

Contact the Irish Musicians association through the Irish Club


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