Pauline Conneely, Liz Carroll, Troy MacGillivray and Mick Conneely
Pauline Conneely: Under the tutelage of legendary musician Brendan Mulkere, Pauline honed her love of the banjo, eventually earning her status as renowned banjo player.
She founded the band Chicago Reel, who feature regularly at Irish festivals around the Midwest and East Coast.
Liz Carroll was born in Chicago of Irish parents. She's a junior and senior All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, and has toured as a solo artist and with the Greenfields of America. In 2010 she became the first Irish-American musician nominated for a Grammy. In 2011 she became the first American-born composer honored with the Cumadóir TG4, Ireland's most significant traditional music prize.
Troy McGillvray plays the music of his ancestors who immigrated to Canada from Scotland over 200 years ago. Troy balances traditional music with his own internationally acclaimed compositions. He has a roots-centered approach to his fiddle and piano playing that has the power to inspire any audience, who are constantly captivated by his flying fingers and energetic pace.
Mick Conneely is one of the most acclaimed and respected fiddle players in the Irish tradition. To date he has played, toured and recorded with many artists, most notably De Danann. Mick is also a leading exponent of the 6 string Greek bouzouki in Irish traditional music.