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Jori Chisholm is an American professional bagpipe player and teacher who lives in Seattle, Washington. He has played with the six-time Grade One World Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band since 1998 and has been a featured solo performer for the band on multiple occasions. Chisholm is a successful solo competitor winning the United States Gold Medal three times and has placed in the top three in Scotland's Argyllshire Gathering Gold Medal competition. Chisholm has performed in front of sold-out audiences with The Chieftains and with ex-Grateful Dead rocker Bob Weir and his band Ratdog, and has been featured as a soloist or band member on over 20 recordings. His debut solo album Bagpipe Revolution was nominated for Album of the Year by Pipes|Drums magazine. He writes the "Sound Technique" column for the National Piping Centre’s bi-monthly Piping Today Magazine. The New York Times featured Chisholm's online teaching program, BagpipeLessons.com, and described him as a "top-tier teacher" in a front page story about the growth of Skype music lessons.

Philip M. Price is an Irish singer and traditional folk artist who has been collecting, performing, and writing Irish ballads for many years. Throughout his career, Philip has played traditional Irish, American bluegrass, folk, and contemporary music with many bands and artists, including the original Blasket Sound (with Joe Byrne and Shay Coyne), Turlough (with Terry Malone and Tommy Walsh of "Inisheer" fame), banjo sensation Derek Duff, and Fir Og (with John Walsh, Ben Saylor, and Tom Walker). He also recorded with Turlough in the 1980s and is featured singing "At Last I'm Ready for Christmas" on the The Derry Aires 2009 holiday album, Frozen Assets.

Although delighting audiences across Europe, the United States, South America, and Central Asia for the past four decades, this Dublin-born artist began as a grade school choir reject. As Philip grew up in Ireland's ballad boom of the 1960s, he discovered that he had a talent for captivating an audience while belting out a tune. Over many years of singing first by the peat fireside at youth hostels, then at pub sessions across Dublin, and finally on stages across Europe and the U.S., Philip honed his craft as a musical storyteller and a strong, clear, and powerful vocal performer.

Philip now lives in Anchorage, Alaska where he is a university professor and an Irish history and music enthusiast.

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