Cleveland Celtic Ensemble

Cleveland Celtic Ensemble

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Lakewood Presbyterian Church

14502 Detroit Avenue

Lakewood, OH 44107

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​Ethereal sounds of the Celtic world presented in a chamber music ensemble setting.

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BRIAN BIGLEY - ​UILLEANN PIPES, IRISH FLUTE, WHISTLES

Brian Bigley has studied the Irish uilleann pipes for nearly 25 years as a player, as well as a maker, of the instrument. He has toured North America and Europe extensively as both a musician and a dancer, appearing in shows such as Tomàseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas, the Omaha Symphony's Celtic Journey, and the Apollo's Fire Countryside Concert Series. In 2002 and 2003 Brian competed with great distinction at the World Irish Dance Championships held in Glasgow and Killarney. He has recently released his fourth recording of traditional Irish music Dance the Town Green in conjunction with the New York School of Irish Dance.

Brian now lives near Cleveland, Ohio, with his fiddler wife, Kristen, and their dancing children, James and Kathleen.

brianbigleymusic.com

KRISTEN BIGLEY - VIOLIN

​Violinist Kristen Bigley has been playing the violin for 23 years. She studied classical violin at the University of Akron and Youngstown State University. Kristen often performs with small local ensembles in both classical and folk genres, but most of all loves teaching violin/fiddle to local musicians out of her home near Cleveland, Ohio. Kristen and piper husband, Brian, live near Cleveland, Ohio with their dancing children, James and Kathleen, where they have formally started a family business sharing their love of music and manufacturing traditional Irish instruments, The Bigley Music Workshop LLC.

TIFFANY SCHAEFER – HARP, VOCALS

Tiffany Schaefer studied harp at the Ohio Scottish Arts School under many wonderful master harpers, and for most of her harp career has competed in Scottish Harp Society of America sanctioned competitions. Tiffany was honored to be awarded first place in the Master category in 2012 and 2013, as well as first place in the Harp and Vocal category for several years.

tiffanyharpandsong.com

IAN CRANE - HIGHLAND BAGPIPES, SCOTTISH SMALLPIPES, BORDER PIPES, CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY SINGING

Ian Crane has over 32 years of experience, bachelor's and master's degrees in music, and has performanced at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Kennedy Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

choirpiper.com

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