Christy O’Leary
uilleann piper and singer from County Kerry

AT THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL

Christy O’Leary - voice, uilleann pipes, whistle, fiddle (Ireland)
Bert Deivert - guitar/bouzouki (US)

Christy O’Leary and Bert Deivert have played together since 1999.

Matching Christy’s Irish traditional artistry, blazing technique, and unrivaled vocals with Bert’s eclectic mix of American old timey, delta blues, Swedish trad, and Irish/Scots influences on string instruments, makes for a style that breathes new life into old standards.


Their first CD together, SONG'S SWEET CARESS has received rave reviews worldwide.


Their repertoire is made up of Irish, Scottish, and some Swedish tunes and songs paired with exciting original material. They have an ease and rapport with any audience, that charms and engages.


One of their specialties is doing workshops, which they have done at a number of festivals, including CELTIC CONNECTIONS, London’s RETURN TO CAMDEN TOWN, COPENHAGEN IRISH FESTIVAL, and the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL.


Singing Irish songs, accompaniment of Irish music with DADGAD tuned guitar, and whistle and pipe workshops are available.

Christy O’Leary - vocals, pipes, whistle, harmonica, fiddle
Bert Deivert- bouzouki, guitar, backup vocals


Christy and Bert are currently working on a new cd of traditional and original music, with special guest Karen Tweed on accordion. They have toured as a duo in Australia, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Scotland, the UK, and Denmark. They are based in Sweden.

Christy has two of his own cds out, THE NORTHERN BRIDGE, and a cd of traditional and original material recorded with Bert called SONG’S SWEET CARESS.

Order the cd by emailing for info to bdeivert@gmail.com. 16 Euros postage paid anywhere in the world.



Festivals - some of the festivals that Christy O'Leary and Bert Deivert have appeared at are the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland, Odense Folk Festival and Copenhagen Irish Festival in Denmark, the Urkult festival, Calmar Irish Festival and Korrö Folk Festival in Sweden, the Kihaus Folk Festival and Pomarkku Irish Festival in Finland,
London's Return to Camden Town Irish festival, and the Fairbridge Festival and National Folk Festival in Australia.