Michael (Mickey) Dunne

Uileann Piper

"Uileann Pipe Maker - Reed Maker"


The most Famous Traditional Musicians of the last century in Ireland were undoubtedly the Famous Dunne Brothers, Mickey and Christy, Known the length and breath of Ireland, as Ireland’s Irish Music Ambassadors.

They entertained hundreds of thousands of Irish People at Fleadh Ceoils, Munster Finals, Galway Races, Fairs etc spanning a half Century.

The Dunnes played a major part in keeping alive our musical legacy, and all of them played stringed instruments, that inspired some of the great exponents of the fiddle who came to prominence in later years

Mickey’s Greatest Musical Influence has been his Father Paddy Dunne, who was without question a man ahead of his time in the art of Violin Playing.

There are no recordings of Paddy Dunne, but he was a unique musician, and master of his art, who encouraged and supported all his Family in the art of music making.

All of Mickey’s brothers were Musicians with probably Christy being the most well known as a superb banjo player, and Johnjo who was also a gifted player on Banjo/Mandolin.

Mickey Dunne is a proud standard bearer of this Irish Music Dynasty, and together with his two Daughters Brid and Niamh is carrying on a proud tradition.

Mickey is life president of the newly formed Thomond Pipers Club in Limerick which has been recently founded after a lapse of 100 years.

Having Studied the art of Pipe Making under the craftsmanship of the Legendary Cillian O’Briain, Mickey is now manufacturing top Quality Chanters, Practice Sets and Reeds in Caherconlish Co Limerick.

Mickey’s first Uileann Pipe CD "The Limerick Lassies" has been hailed as a Pipering masterpiece, with copies available from "Na Piopairi Uileann" in Dublin.

Mickey’s Style of Piping embodies the Free Flowing Travelling Style associated with The legenday Johnny Doran, Finbar Furey and Paddy Keenan who have provided Mickey with his inspiration.

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"Mickey and his brother Patrick in session in Limerick in the early 1980’s"

"Mickey Dunne and Dr Mick Moloney in session in the late 1990’s"

"Mickey Dunne on tour in Boston in 1983"

"Mickey entertaining the crowds in Finland 1996"

"Performing at the Lough Gur Festival in 1992"

"Carrying on a proud tradition, Mickey with his daughters Niamh and Brid playing Irish Music"

"Mickey and his friend Mike Henchy"

Mickey Dunne has toured extensively in America, Germany, France, Finland, UK, Estonia, Sweden, and Belgium.

And has appeared on a number of Irish and USA television Shows.


He is resident musician in Nancy Blakes in Limerick every Monday and Wednesday night where he can be heard playing Irish Music with his long time musical friends.