Mick O' Brien and Family at The Steeple Sessions
20 August 2013
The O'Brien Family are one of the few accomplished traditional musical families in Ireland that bridge the genres of Irish Traditional and Classical music impressively and seamlessly. Mick O'Brien is one of our best-loved uilleann pipers, performing regularly as a solo artist, with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and with the Norwegian groups Vamp, Hanne Krogh, and Secret Garden. His first solo album 'The May Morning Dew' (1996) was received with great critical acclaim, and his duo album with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh 'Kitty Lie Over' (2003) has since become a classic. He comes from a great Dublin musical family, and now his own children are fine performers in their own right. His daughter Aoife is lead fiddler with River Dance and is studying music in Leipzig in Germany. She has won almost every traditional and classical violin award in Ireland and various International awards. His son Cormac is an Uilleann Piper and Cellist and plays with the National Youth Orchestra as does his other daughter Ciara, a fine fiddler, harpist and classical violinist. Individually, they are in demand as performers in both classical and traditional circles and it is a very special and rare occasion to present them performing together as a family.
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