Kathleen Keane is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, champion step dancer and actress. Her virtuosic tin whistle playing earned her appearances in several movies, including The Road to Perdition and Backdraft. Her whistle and fiddle were also featured on the Cinderella Man soundtrack. A consummate performer, she has graced stages around the world with Gaelic Storm.
As a solo artist, Kathleen collaborated on an original composition for Windham Hill’s Celtic Christmas Silver Anniversary album. She teaches and performs all over the Chicagoland area and all over the world.
Peter Brady is a Chicago Irish musician who made a name for himself as a member of Brogue, with his sister, Margaret, Peter and Eamonn Brady and and Jimmy Moore; all from Kilkenny, Ireland.
After recording their first album in Dublin, they came to the United States in the early 1970s, performing on the East Coast, and then in Nashville, where they recorded their second album. They moved to Chicago and in 1977 they opened their own establishment; the legendary The Kilkenny Castle Inn, where they would perform six nights a week and eventually record a live album.
Kathleen Keane and Peter Brady perform on Friday, July 12 from 6pm-7:30pm on the Fifth Province Stage.