Cleveland Celtic Ensemble Concert Saturday, November 19, 2022



Cleveland Celtic Ensemble Concert for Saturday, November 19, 2022

Cleveland Celtic Ensemble ConcertSaturday, November 19th | 6:00-9:00pm We are so delighted to host the Cleveland Celtic Ensemble for a complimentary concert for our members! Cocktail Hour: 6:00-7:00pm | Concert Begins: 7:00pm | 90 Minute ConcertMore information about the members of the Cleveland Celtic Ensemble can be found below: BRIAN BIGLEY - UILLEANN PIPES, IRISH FLUTE, WHISTLES AND TRADITIONAL IRISH DANCE 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.comKRISTEN 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 For the past fifteen years Tiffany Schaefer has been playing and promoting Celtic music in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Aided by a background in classical voice studies and summers in the Ohio Scottish Arts School?s harp program, she performs regularly as a solo artist in addition to the Cleveland Celtic Ensemble. Most recent recognitions include winner of the US National Scottish Harp Championship in 2022. As an experienced educator, she offers private harp instruction and workshops to a wide international following. tiffanyharpandsong.comIAN CRANE - SCOTTISH SMALLPIPES, BORDER PIPES, VOCALS Ian Crane, vocalist and piper, is equally at home in the classical and traditional idioms. He is a founding member of Quire Cleveland and performs with Apollo?s Fire, as well as the King?s Counterpoint (SC). In 2018 he toured Britain and Ireland with Apollo?s Fire and holds bachelor?s and master?s degrees in music. He has performed at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, the Kennedy Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ian spent a lifetime competing on highland pipes both as a soloist and in bagpipe bands. These days he?s playing the other Scottish bagpipes ? the smallpipes and border pipes. His passion is creating interesting and unconventional arrangements of traditional music. choirpiper.comWe will be offering light hors d'oeuvres & member charge bar for purchase. Donations to the ensemble are appreciated as they are putting on this concert for no charge to the club. Please sign up on your ForeTees app or email Laura at

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