How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Take up the tin whistle!
John O'Brien hails from one of Ireland’s most prominent musical families. Immersed in the culture from birth, he grew up surrounded by traditional Irish music and began playing the tin whistle at a young age. Today, John is one of the greatest Irish tin whistle players in the world.
John has toured extensively in the US, Europe and Japan and has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall, New York to The Apollo Theatre in London. In 2001 he became the uilleann piper with Riverdance on Broadway.
A versatile player, John has played and recorded with a variety of international acts including Celtic Woman, The Irish Tenors, Dolly Parton and Bill Whelan.
John is also a qualified teacher and has delivered workshops and masterclasses in traditional Irish music as far afield as New Zealand.