Eileen O’Brien was born into a musical family. Her father was Paddy O’Brien: a musician, teacher and composer of Irish traditional music. Her mother’s branch of the family, were Jim Seery (fiddle player) and brother Sean Seery (Piper) who were both leading members of “The Pipers Club” in Dublin and also founder members of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Her musical achievements includes winning the All-Ireland Fiddle in 1980, the All-Ireland Slow Air Cin 1979. She has also toured extensively with many groups throughout the world and also given lectures and workshops both in Ireland and abroad, including the Minnesota Irish Music Centre (USA), Eire Le Festa Music Festival (Italy), Catskills Irish Arts Week (USA).