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Sym 5 Guest Artist Cillian

Symphony 5: Celtic Crossroads

Symphony 5: Celtic Crossroads
Saturday, April 20, 2024, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium
Cillian Vallely & Friends
Greater Midwest Pipe Band

Discover your Celtic roots as we share the stage with renowned Irish piper Cillian Vallely and friends. But first, the Greater Midwest Pipe Band will welcome you with Scottish pipes and drums.

  • We will have two types of "pipes" in the concert, the uilleann pipes and the highland pipes.
  • Included in the program will also be a Celtic fiddler, guitarist, singer, and dancer.
  • The Greater Midwest Pipe Band is the 2018 US Open Champion.
Sym 5 Guest Artist Cillian

Meet the Artist

Cillian Vallely is the uilleann pipes and low whistle player with the renowned Irish band Lunasa, described as “The hottest Celtic band on the planet” (Irish Voice).  In recent years, he has played and recorded with Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Tim O’Brien, and Riverdance in addition to recording as a guest on over 50 albums.  With Lunasa, he has performed at The Hollywood Bowl, Glastonbury Festival, Womad Aledaide, Edmonton Folk Festival in addition to multiple tours of Asia, Australia, US and Europe.
“Vallely, whose family has played a seminal role in piping and Irish music in the north of Ireland for years, shows why he is one of the most respected pipers playing today”  Irish Voice

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