Triskele Music
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Who We Are

Triskele, [pronounced Tris-Kay-lee] is an all~female Celtic band out of Albany NY. They are known for their stunning harmonies, singing the the Gaelic language and for their Irish wit. These ladies perform traditional, original and some modern Celtic/Irish music. Triskele not only revitalizes the Gaelic language, but weaves history and traditions about growing up in Ireland lending a deeper appreciation of aural history.

One obstacle that Triskele has overcome is that Celtic music has been primarily sung by men. Triskele has overcome stereotypes and won audiences over through the unique, clear harmonies. They have gained fans and supporters with their ability to keep traditional songs traditional but with fresh interpretations. TriskeleInstrumentation includes, 12-string and 6-string guitar, mandolin, accordion, Bodhran, flute, whistles, bass and various percussion instruments.

Triskele's premier CD came out in late 2010, "Look Back, Don't Stare". They have performed in a variety of venues from world famous Cafe Lena and The Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs, NY to The Mercantile Pub in Dublin and The Clifden Arts Festival in Ireland. Triskele has been invited and performed in various Celtic/Irish music festivals around the region and the world. These women also make it their mission to donate a portion of proceeds from their CD sales to local charities each month.

History of Triskele

Triskele was born at Albany Medical Center in the winter of 2009. Noeleen Whelan, a Dublin-born native, found co-worker Sharon Wheeler, a native of the Capital District, and this all-female Celtic group was formed. A year later, Noeleen's daughter, Christine Whelan, joined as the bassist and Jennifer Kilinski joined on flute, percussion, and vocals. When these women came together, so did the signature harmonies that they are known for.

In January of 2013, Triskele transformed again. Vicky Plotsky (bassist) and Terri Chandler (vocalist and guitarist) joined Triskele when Christine took leave to tend to her family and job. In early 2014, Terri left the band to pursue other endeavours.

About Us

Celtic Trad. with a Women's Touch Historically most of the music played in pubs were performed by men, Triskele offers a unique interpretation focused on harmonies and reviving the Gaelic language.


Noeleen plays Bodhran (Irish drum) and guitar. A native Dubliner and youngest of sixteen children, with no TV, they spent many an evening with family singing around the turf fire. Noeleen also sang in the church and busked on the street with friends and even performed on Irish Television (RTE). After losing both parents, Noeleen came to The USA to live with her sisters, and wanted to keep the Celtic songs and Gaelic Language alive. After having a daughter of her own, she instilled the heritage to pass on. When she met Sharon at Albany Medical Center, the newest traditional musical journey began.


Sharon was born into a large musical family and learned traditional folk and Irish music by the fireside. A multi-instrumentalist, she also has played a variety of genres ranging from ancient fyfe and drum to classical, folk and jazz; her favorite remains Celtic. A certified music therapist and practitioner of complementary therapies by day, Sharon always enjoys the story behind the song and strives to pass it down in the old style, so when she met Noeleen a musical bond was formed.


Jenn can be found with a guitar strapped to her back wandering into pediatric patient's rooms or into special education classrooms by day. As a Certified Music therapist, Jenn is a multi-instrumentalist. Originally from Rochester, NY she's performed flute in churches and numerous ensembles and studied privately at The Eastman School of Music. Triskele fans know her for her signature "Silvery Flute", percussion and powerful vocals.

Past shows include performances at:
  • The Parting Glass - Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians - Albany, NY
  • Midtown Tap and Tea Room - Albany, NY
  • Caffè Lena - Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Recovery Room Sports Grill - Albany, NY
  • Pig 'N Whistle - Burnt Hills, NY
  • The Clifden Arts Festival - Ireland
  • The Bennington Irish and Folk Festival
  • Herkimer's Great American Irish Festival
  • Hunter Mountain's International Celtic Festival
  • Lyons Lake - Nassau, NY
  • The Mercantile - Dublin, Ireland
  • The Orchard Tavern - Albany, NY
  • Potter's Tavern - Troy, NY
  • 50 South - Ballston Spa, NY
Christmas show at The Parting Glass
New album cover
Triskele members
Triskele members