Lisa Farber performs on the bagpipes in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. She has a full repertoire of music suitable for any occasion, including weddings, birthday parties, St. Patrick's Day parades, funerals, céilís, and Burns suppers. She plays marches, jigs, reels, slow airs, hornpipes, and other traditional Irish, Scottish, and American tunes.
Lisa learned to play the bagpipes while growing up in Westchester County, New York. She qualified to compete in the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann competitions and won first place at the All-Ireland Fleadh in the Irish Warpipe (Piob Mhór) category in 2008 and 2009. From 2002 to 2012, Lisa was a member of the Cork Pipe Band of New York and played with that band at numerous St. Patrick's Day parades in the New York area and dinners for the County Cork Association of New York. Since 2004, she has continued to study the bagpipes at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. Every year, Lisa attends the Worlds Bagpipe Band Competition in Glasgow and works on the volunteer staff of the largest bagpipe festival in the world, Piping Live!, which is organized by the National Piping Centre and takes place in Glasgow in August.
In addition to the bagpipes, Lisa plays Early and Classical music on recorders and flute. She plays traditional Irish music on the silver flute and is a member of the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, a group founded by Mick Moloney of New York University. On flute, she plays regularly at the CCÉ Úll Mór Branch monthly céilí, which takes place at the New York Irish Center in Long Island City, Queens, the Doonbeg Social Club céilí in Yonkers, and several weekly music seisiúns in the New York area.