Mick O’Brien

Instruments: Flute | Uileann Pipes | Whistle

Mick is a highly regarded performer and teacher of the Uilleann pipes, whistle and flute, bringing his own style and sense of enjoyment to audiences and pupils alike.

Mick has recorded and broadcast extensively both at home and abroad as a soloist and with various artists. Though Mick has delved into various different music genres, it is as a traditional artist that he is best known.

In 2013, with his daughter Aoife Ní Bhriain and Emer Mayock they released two albums from the Goodman Manuscripts, bringing to life the music collected by Canon James Goodman in the Munster region. Mick and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh have worked for many years creating a special fiddle and piping duet.

As Anita Botman says in a review of their first album “Kitty Lie Over”

“Now I know why this album is so well loved and has such raving reviews. It’s an inventive album and a classic at the same time. I don’t like the term “must have” but it does apply to this album.”


This year Mick was awarded the coveted TG4 musician of the award, “Gradam Ceoil na Bliana”

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