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 at the the 2005 Midwest Fleadh Irish harp competitions. Síobhan won in the 12-15 age group.
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 pipes and a great choice for a recessional.
• View Movie of Síobhan after winning All-Irealnd from Fox 2 News, Sept 2003 (820k)
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.
Síobhan 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 (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.
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.