PMU is developing partnerships with musicians around the world playing Carbony™ flutes, whistles, didgeridoos, bagpipes and other instruments.
If you are working a Carbony™ instrument let us know!
Chris Poland was so happy with his Carbony D whistle he bought a Scottish Smallpipe to go with it!
The Cali Celts music draws from the worldwide catalog of Celtic, Nautical and Island music. Their music reflects this in subtle tones of Reggae, Bluegrass, Mexicano and Rock. The California Celts are a unique group of minstrels that pay homage to the Scotch-Irish musical thread and its journey from the Old World to The Americas and beyond. Hear the Appalachian influence as it seamlessly weaves its way to the California songs of the 49ers.
Zac Holtzman is all about his Carbony D flute and bringing a bit of the Irish fever to his music.
Dengue Fever is an American band from Los Angeles who combine Cambodian pop music and lyrics with psychedelic rock. The band was formed in 2001 by Ethan Holtzman and his brother Zac after Ethan was inspired by a trip to Cambodia. As Ethan and Zac were searching for a vocalist to sing in Khmer, lead singer Chhom Nimol was discovered in a nightclub in the Little Phnom Penh area of Long Beach. She was already a well-known karaoke singer in Cambodia, but decided to move to the United States after visiting her sister, and thought it was a good chance to make more money to send to her family back home
Dan Whitener has recently been working a Bb drone whistle and he can make it sound as lonely as a train leaving the station.
Bluegrass/Hip-Hop may sound like an odd combination, but don’t tell that to Producer Rench, who conceived the sound of Gangstagrass in 2006. Though it began as an isolated experiment, Gangstagrass has since grown into a critically acclaimed success celebrated by The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, TVGuide, Elmore Leonard, NPR.org, and more than 50,000 fans who have been entranced by one of the band’s hundreds of performances and have purchased the band’s four official LP’s.
David Schaefer has a nice G flute in this power line up.
Houston based Murder the Stout (MTS) formed in 2004.
They play progressive Celtic Rock music led by native Scotsman, Hugh Morrison, on lead vocals & squeezebox..
Daran is happy to include the Carbony™ three section Super Boom Slide Didge with 4″ bell in his healing practice. The broad tonal range, light weight and telescopic feature makes this the perfect didgeridoo for travel.
Daran is an intuitive healer and teacher. He offers a combination of counseling, shamanic healing, sound therapy and reflexology. Using his clairvoyance, the sacred sounds of the didgeridoo, singing bowls and vocal harmonics, Daran clears blocks to love, intimacy and health.
Dougie recently drove a hard bargain for Carbony™ mezzo whistle in G .
Dougie MacLean has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer on his own terms. This talent has taken his performance to concerts and festivals all over the world and to the stages of Carnegie Hall in New York, London’s Festival Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Other appearances of note include sharing the stage with Lou Reed and Eddi Reader in the grounds of Culzean Castle at the Burns and A’ That festival, featuring on the BBC Hogmanay programme from Edinburgh Castle with James Taylor and sharing the bill with the legendary Mavis Staples at Glasgow‘s Royal Concert Hall.
His songs have been covered by hosts of artists including Scottish stars Paolo Nutini & Amy MacDonald, Irish greats Ronan Keating, Mary & Frances Black, Dolores Keane, Deanta and Cara Dillon, and Grammy award winning US country singer Kathy Mattea. His anthem Caledonia has topped the Scottish charts and become one of Scotland’s most popular contemporary songs. His music has been used in Hollywood films (eg Last of the Mohicans), TV Drama (eg BBC’s A Mugs Game) and he has been the subject of three BBC TV Specials (The Land – Songs of Dougie MacLean, SongRoads and Clann na Mara – Children of the Sea).
Dougie was awarded an OBE in the New Years Honors list in recognition of his services to music and charity. He has also recently received two prestigious Tartan Cleff Awards, been inducted into the Scottish Music Hall of Fame and given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the BBC.
Dougie’s own 10 day Perthshire Amber Festival, now it it’s ninth year, was described by US magazine Sing Out as “The most original acoustic music festival in Scotland today”. Through the festival he shares his inspiring music, celebrates the history and culture of his Perthshire home and showcases it’s beautiful scenery. The concerts, which are staged in a variety of wonderful venues, welcome high calibre musical guests from Scotland and abroad.
“Strong yet subtle, hauntingly evocative yet contemporary in feel, this music demands listening to over and over again.”
“..a Scottish phenomenon… with his exquisite guitar style, expressive voice and honest performance, his songs conjure up remarkably vivid imagery of our world.”
(The Performing Songwriter, USA)
“..a musical hero.”
(Wall Street Journal, USA)
Laura has a nice collection of Carbony™ mezzo whistles and a low C flute on order.
Laura has learned from many noted tradition bearers on both sides of the Atlantic, and has herself been recognized as a Master Folk Artist (Minnesota State Arts Board). Of Scottish heritage (through MacKenzies and Rankins), her people came to America by way of Nova Scotia and Northern Ireland. In St. Paul, Minnesota, Laura learned to play traditional music at ceilis (dances or social gatherings) within the local Irish-American community and soon became immersed in both the music and dance.
In particular, Laura is most grateful for the original mentorship in Irish music from Martin McHugh (St. Paul and Co. Roscommon), button accordion. Also for the early tuition received from Hamish Moore (Scotland) on Scottish smallpipes, and the wonderful music and lore learned from traditional Irish flute players PJ Crotty, Roger Sherlock, Conal O’ Grada, Catherine McEvoy…and the English (and French) piping learned from Julian Goodacre and Jon Swayne, the Gaelic songs learned from Hector MacNeil and Angus MacLeod (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia), the steps learned from Bhreagh MacDonald and Jean MacNeil (Cape Breton, NS)…one could fill pages here!
Laura and her colleagues played a major role in the revival of Irish music and dance in the Upper Midwest as the Northern Star Ceili Band, steaming up dance halls for seven years. During this time, Laura was also a founding member of a dance performance ensemble, the Mooncoin Ceili Dancers, and studied Irish step dancing heartily. Along the way there was some measure of formal study in anthropology and music, but her best education has been with her comrades and favorite “teachers” – the players of traditional music – in kitchens, pubs, folk schools and dance halls across Ireland, Scotland and the United States.
Laura has enjoyed vast and varied experience in the world of music while developing as a performing artist. She has been a production assistant for “A Prairie Home Companion”, partnered a rare music import business, worked for a folk instrument-building business, was employed as a teaching assistant in ethnomusicology and toiled happily in the archives of traditional music at the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh. Eventually, the role of performer won out.
Enter The Haggis
Craig has recently acquired a Carbony™ Concert A Highland Chanter
Toronto roots rock band, Enter The Haggis, has proven itself to be a true grassroots success story, and never has this been more evident than with the groupʼs latest release, The Modest Revolution. Inspired entirely by the content of one Canadian newspaper, and funded entirely through the generous contributions of loyal fans, The Modest Revolution represents the latest step in the groupʼs exciting musical journey.
Seven albums and a decade plus on the road have seen Enter The Haggis evolve from wildly popular local band to established international touring act, with a sound that lies somewhere between the fiercely creative and contemporary soundscapes of Radiohead, and the heartfelt story telling and infectious grooves of The Band. Their formula for success has been a simple one: record great music, back it up with inspired live performances, and tour constantly. Itʼs this uncompromising commitment to their music and fans that has seen the band garner top ten charting positions on Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes; major television appearances such as A&Eʼs Breakfast with the Arts and Live with Regis and Kelly; and their very own PBS special.
Eclectic. Electric. Roots Rock Reinvented.
The Fire Inside
Carol Whitaker has taken quite a liking to the Carbony™ A and Bb whistles.
The Fire Inside performs the full spectrum in Celtic music – from foot stomping jigs and reels to those lovely slow airs that make you smile, plus hilarious songs, well known sing-alongs and more. Join in, or sit back and listen – either way, we’re sure you’ll have a great time!
Nora and Gary have a few Carbony™ whistles and you can hear them on their latest CD
Irish tunes and songs featuring uilleann pipes, flutes, whistles, bodhrans, strings and percussive step dance!
Joseph now only travels with the latest three section tunable Carbony™ slide didge.
Bastinado fuses the most cutting-edge piece of European musical technology, the Reactable Live with the ancient sounds of the didgeridoo. Bastinado’s shows are all original music that is arranged ‘on the fly’ and in a continuous mix, featuring Josh Harris on Reactable Live and Joseph B. Carringer on didgeridoo.
Sons of Malarkey
Jason works the Carbony™ whistle
Sons of Malarkey (SOM) have a foot in Irish Trad and a foot in Celtic Rock and are the perfect mix of the two. Founded in 2009, their smooth vocals and fantastic music capture listeners from the first note. What began as jam sessions around kitchen tables has become a seasoned live band that performs throughout the Pacific Northwest. SOM has always had a strong love of the traditional, but they love the modern elements as well. An SOM set includes covers of traditional Irish favorites such as “Finnegan’s Wake” and “Whiskey in the Jar”, as well as toe-tapping originals like “Gone, Gone, Gone”.
The Gothard Sisters
Solana sports the Carbony™ High Whistle in D.
The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest. The three girls (who are truly sisters!) perform and record new Celtic arrangements of well-known traditional tunes and popular songs, as well as their own original composition.
Melissa tours with a Carbony™ Low Whistle in D.
The Celtic Martins bring new energy to the Celtic Music and Dance scene, featuring Irish and American fiddle tunes, along with numerous Irish step dance routines.
Luka has a custom length three section Carbony™ slide didgeridoo.
Rastaban crosses boundaries with a mix of traditional folk melodies, tribal vibes and world music elements. Their musical inspiration comes from Celtic and Nordic trads, French medieval tunes, melodies from the Balkan lands, Oriental music, as well as trance and tribal rhythms from many primordial cultures around the world. Rastaban invites you to dance, to share emotions and to create a place in your every day routine to celebrate Life through the sound of their moving and energetic music.
Celtica works two match pairs of Carbony™ Chanters.
Two world class bagpipers and a kick-ass Rock band. This unique musical blend guarantees a hot Rock performance that gets you faster to the Highlands than the finest Scottish Whisky! The amazing sound of the Great Highland Bagpipes, high-spirited and passionate, in company with fiery Pub Rock is a real energizer; clap your hands, stomp your feet and sing along: Exciting entertainment for audiences of all ages!
Darren has added a Carbony™ low D whistle and an Irish Flute he plays left handed to his travel bags.
Darren McMullen is a highly sought after multi-instrumentalist based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. His list of on-stage weapons includes mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, whistles, guitar and bass. He tours and performs with a wide range of bands including the Colin Grant Band, Pogey, Dave Gunning, Matt Andersen, Bruce Guthro, Matt Minglewood, David Francey, Gillian Boucher, Troy MacGillivray, Andrea Beaton, Rachel Davis, Anna Ludlow, and Chrissy Crowley. In the fall of 2010, Darren was hired by The Rankins for their 22 date Acoustic Tour. In the spring of 2011, Darren hit the studio to record a new album. Armed with his truckload of instruments, and calling on some good friends to join him. Instruments include Guitar, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Electric and Upright Bass, Cello, Whistles, and Banjo. Guests include Matt Andersen, Colin Grant, Jason MacDonald, Rachel Davis, Jason Roach, and Dave Gunning, who also co-produced, engineered, and mixed the project. “Shoes for Molly” was released at the Celtic Colours International Festival on Cape Breton Island, October 2011.
John Kennedy has a couple Carbony™ whistles that are very presidential.
With a nice traditional flavor, to hear Kennedy’s Kitchen is to experience the heart of music, the culture of the song, the beauty of melody untouched by gimmick and the magic of this group of musicians coming together with one aim – to leave you, and them, breathless. Then, on the the next song, they’ll have you partying and dancing as never before. One of America’s best trad irish bands!
Fred Klein has a nice Carbony™ low F whistle that ventures with him all over the midwest.
What makes a Blackthorn show unique is the variety of tunes,tempos and textures. Each member of the band plays multiple instruments, including wooden flute, accordion, tin whistle, five string banjo, cittern, bones and more. These instruments complement the lead vocal of Belfast native Richard McMullan and the band’s tight blend of four-part harmony. The band hails from the Detroit area in the great state of Michigan.
Tom Craford performs with Carbony™ whistles and is a fixture at the Stone Mountain Highland Games.
Keltic Kudzu offers up plenty of traditional and contemporary Celtic music with a ‘Southern accent’, as well as a healthy dose of Southern music with a ‘Celtic accent’. Our music features strong vocal harmonies accompanied by a wide variety of instruments, including guitars, fiddle, keyboard, mandolin, bouzouki, highland bagpipes, smallpipes, whistles, bodhran and who knows what else.
Ben stops by the Pipe Makers Union booth at the Longs Peak Highland games every year.
Ben Holmes started playing the bagpipes at the age of sixteen, now after more than two decades of piping he is one of only a few professional pipers in the western United States. He has over the years had many successes at piping competitions including winning the “Rocky Mountain Chanter”. Ben is a versatile player who has played with a variety of other musicians and he also plays a list of other instruments such as the uilleann (Irish) bagpipe, small pipe, low whistle, and tin whistle.
Peter Pervis with a first toot impression of the Great Highland Whistle at the 2011 Chicago Irish Cultural Center Festival. He currently has a Bb model.
Peter grew up in the small village of Merrickville, located in the Ottawa Valley, Canada. An area famous for its fiddle players, step dancing and maple syrup. He began playing the Highland pipes at the age of 12 and began playing the uilleann pipes and Irish whistle at the age of 16. Growing up, he had great opportunities to play with some of Canada’s finest pipe bands and receive lessons from some of the best known pipers in the world. It was these lessons from elite pipers at a very young age that helped to mold him into the player he is today.
Peter has an accomplished solo career, he has won several championship supreme titles in North America as well as gold medals in both light music and Piobaireachd at the North American championships. His solo career took him to Gr.1 before taking a leave from competitions to play with the international-touring band, Gaelic Storm.
He has been playing with Gaelic Storm full-time since 2004 and has played venues with artists such as; Barenaked Ladies, Sara McLachlan, Collective Soul, Better Than Ezra, Sister Hazel, Great Big Sea, Lyle Lovett, Hanson, The Chieftains and many others….. When Peter is not on the road, he spends his time pursuing his MBA, teaching bagpipes, playing in sessions, and doing studio work.
David recently acquired a Carbony™ mezzo A whistle.
Coyote Run bends all preconceived notions of Celtic Rock. Roots, Celtic folk, jazz, latin, rock opera: check all or none. Their sound is at once fierce, dramatic and stunning. Over the years it has grown wild, organically and perennially. Complex yet purely infectious arrangements include combinations of keyboards, drums, bass, bagpipes, guitar, whistle, accordion, vibraphone, percussion, trombone, and fiddle. Add layers of pitch-perfect vocal harmonies and literate story-rich lyrics. The sound is singularly Coyote Run. They are a wild breed unto themselves: bold, sexy and intellectual.
Kenny Qua keeping warm with a Carbony™ mezzo A whistle on an early Sunday morning at the Stone Mountain Highland Games.
Stonewall is from County Armagh, Northern Ireland and play all over Northern Ireland and Ireland. Stonewall plays Ulster-Scots concerts, weddings, Ceilis, corporate events, sporting clubs and last but certainly not least church concerts. Our repertoire is a varied, Ulster Scots, Irish, folk, country, contemporary and gospel as well as the occasional original composition thrown into the mix.
Margie on a Carbony™ mezzo G whistle.
Rooted in the traditional Celtic music of Ireland and Scotland (as well as Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Spanish Galicia), this trio of modern day minstrels has expanded upon these ethnic styles through the development of intriguing arrangements and original compositions. In this way, they have created a sound unique unto themselves. Since their formation in 1980, Golden Bough has traveled great distances to numerous countries, to bring their music to enthusiastic folk fans the world over. Backing themselves on an array of acoustic instruments (Celtic harp, guitar, octave-mandolin, mandolin, accordion, violin, penny-whistle and bodhran) they blend their voices in pristine three-part harmony and feature haunting solo vocals. In the recording studio, as well as on stage, Golden Bough captures the essence and joy of traditional music.
Daphyd Crow on a Carbony™ three section didge and Steve Sic with a high D whistle.
OMNIA draws upon the traditional roots that have brought forth all music to bring an otherworldly and deeply moving performance to the stage that is unique in this age of bland pre-programmed commercialism.
Karl on a Carbony™ two section slide didge.
Keltia was born in 2002 at the folk festival ‘The Anthinoises’. Initially a personal project of Frédérique Henrottin. ‘Keltia’ became a formal band in 2004. Keltia performs original songs written in French, inspired by Celtic mythology, Greek and Latin, accompanied by Celtic harp and didgeridoo.
David Myles plays the Carbony™ D whistle.
“Rapalje is a bit of a wonder. The first we ever saw of them was one of the band’s members in his mother’s skirt in a pub in Groningen called ‘1672’. Then we started seeing them around the sessions in O’Ceallaigh Irish pub in Groningen. And next we knew it, these lads had developed themselves into wonderful musicians, with a keen ear for a good tune or song, and a style of their own. Rapalje hasn’t taken the easy road, but have managed to become accomplished, entertaining musicians and a craic of a band, without losing their enthusiasm, their originality and their own, inimitable style.”
James Harvey has one of every Carbony™ whistle key ever built and puts them to good use!
Blacksmith was originally formed in the 1970s playing bluegrass, folk and celtic music. They have grown and gone through quite a few changes over the years but the music plays on!
Ruaridh Pringle travels with a Carbony™ three section slide didge.
Tattie Jam offer a distinctive brew of songs, from dark ballads and protest songs to off-the wall humour, and tunes ranging from slow airs to kinetic jigs and reels. Much of the material’s given a playful or funky contemporary twist, with contrast provided by the odd starker a capella song or unaccompanied tune. It’s a varied but harmonious blend of reinterpreted traditional Scottish songs and tunes, and songs and tunes written by Ruaridh. Thoughtful arrangements and harmonised vocals whilst playing elements of lead, rhythm and percussion give Tattie Jam a sound that’s unmistakable, and surprises new listeners with its size and scope.
Richard Kean on a Carbony™ whistle at the 2008 Dunedin Celtic Festival.
Fueled by white-hot piping, fiery vocals, and an irresistible groove, Jiggernaut is setting out to convert the masses, and introduce new people to Celtic music. Their sound is a rich mixture of old and new, traditional and contemporary…appealing to all ages and musical tastes. Say it with us: “Neo-Celtic groove-a-latious mondo-pop indulgence!”
Sue Grimm has a Carbony™ Irish flute in studio for their next album.
Since 2003, Inisheer has been entertaining northern New York and southeast Canada with high energy, upbeat performances for audiences of all ages. Inisheer is enjoying increasing popular acclaim, playing traditional music from Cape Breton, Ireland, Scotland, Nova Scotia, New England, and the Appalachian region.
Beth Brown on a combination of our Irish whistles.
With an unbridled love for their music, Corvallis-based Three Fingered Jack taps into the deep roots of the Celtic world. They are known for driving dance sets punctuated by proud and clear traditional ballads, tightly harmonized waltzes, and the occasional drinking song.
Dave MacKenzie features our highland whistle on their 2008 release.
Celtic / World Folk-Fusion!
Formed in Evergreen, Colorado in 2003, Potcheen has been entertaining folks from Irish Pubs to Rock, Metal, Punk, Blues, Bluegrass, Country and Folk venues all across America.
Potcheen fuses traditional Celtic songs & tunes with hard hitting rock/punk rhythms bluegrassy and World infusions with drinking and pirate songs that get folks drinking, dancing and yelling “YARRRRRRRRRRG.”
Ryan Powell and his slide didge on their latest album!
A vibrational journey of sound and love which is at times haunting, whimsical, and deeply spiritual. Travel through the fae lands of our Celtic ancestors, the ancient Daoist temples of China, and the multi-hued vastness of our shared inner landscape with these songs of spirit.
featuring: Joseph Carringer on a custom three section slide.
Joseph Carringer has been playing an Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo for over a decade and a half, using it as a deep meditative tool in his personal shamanic journey as well as a therapeutic instrument for his clients. Joseph also incorporates a unique combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy, Ayurvedic Chakra philosophy and traditional Shamanic healing techniques into his sound therapy practice.
New album lark available now on the shop page, all the instruments on this album. Good Stuff!