A DUO OF MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST PIPERS
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.
IAN CRANE - HIGHLAND BAGPIPES, SCOTTISH SMALLPIPES, BORDER PIPES, CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY SINGING
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.
VIDEOS of BRIAN BIGLEY with IAN CRANE