"Celtic is my passion, Jazz is my blood, World Music is my life."
Celtic, Jazz and World Music has been close to Faliq’s soul ever since he learned the Scottish Bagpipes when he was 13 while studying in high school. Since then, he was heavily exposed to Scottish 'March & Strathspey' Bagpipe music as well as Irish 'Jig & Reel' music and quickly became fascinated with the sound of Uilleann Pipes when listening to James Horner's Braveheart OST and Hymn to the Sea. After graduating from local university in Classical Flute & Jazz Saxophone, he took up the Uilleann Pipes as his primary instrument along with Irish Penny High & Low Whistle.
A self-taught Uilleann Piper and Saxophonist, Faliq has been travelling and performing his works extensively at a numerous festivals across the globe such as SXSW 2016 in USA, UK, Peru, Chile, and throughout Asia. He has worked with several local and international artists such as Altimet, DJ Fuzz, Alif Satar, Malique, Hamza Namira, Chris Geddes, Bryan Barcinas ,Areti & Ioanna Spanomarkou, and Luc McNally. He has toured Cyprus with UK's very own Irish Dance Production, Murphy's Celtic Legacy directed by Chris Hannon in July 2017. In 2018 he attended Willie Clancy Summer School at Miltown Malbay to broaden his piping knowledge and was guided by a renowned Uilleann Piping master, Mikie Smyth.
Aside from performing on stage, Faliq actively writes, arrange and collaborate music for several musical projects all over the world including his own bands such as Faliq Auri Trio (FAT) , Diplomats of Drum & The Three Pipers. His Celtic fusion composition titled 'Train to Belfast' was released for F.A.T in 2017 and he has produced a world music numbers such as 'Joget Dekat Je' & 'Newsuntara' for Diplomats of Drum. Currently, he is working on The Three Pipers debut EP which will be released in 2019.