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Paddy O’Brien

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Switch accordionist and musicologist Paddy O’Brien was created Sept 13, 1945 in Daingean, Region Offaly, Ireland; after spending many years traveling the Irish countryside learning and collecting traditional tunes and folklore — on the decades, he’d amass a lot more than 3000 jigs, reels, airs and marches — he produced his professional debut in 1966 using the Ballinamere Céilí Music group, later on touring the eastern U.S. with Seán and Kathleen Ryan. In 1969 — the entire year he received the to begin four best honors within the Oireachtas Competition single accordion competition — O’Brien relocated to Dublin, where he frequently performed pubs alongside fiddlers John Kelly and Joe Ryan; until 1978, he also used the Castle Céilí Music group, concurrently support Ceoltoiri Laighean aswell. Named All-Ireland older accordion champ in 1975, 3 years later on O’Brien returned towards the U.S. to become listed on fiddler Wayne Kelly and guitarist Dáithí Sproule within the trio Bowhand, which debuted using the Shanachie launch COULD IT BE Yourself?; Springtime in the Air flow adopted in 1980, and in 1983 he officially resolved in Minneapolis. With banjo participant Seán O’Driscoll and vocalist/guitarist Tom Dahill, O’Brien following shaped the group Hill 16, issuing a self-titled LP in 1984; he produced his long-awaited single debut in 1988, issuing Stranger on the Gate on Green Linnet. Using a 1994 offer from the Country wide Endowment for the Arts, he documented some 500 traditional tracks for the substantial Paddy O’Brien Melody Collection: AN INDIVIDUAL Treasury of Irish Jigs and Reels; the next year, O’Brien shaped the group Chulrua with vocalist/guitarist Pat Egan and piper Michael Cooney.

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Date Of Birth September 13, 1945
Nationality Irish
Music Songs Heaven Won't Be Heaven, You Seldom Come to See Me Anymore, Tipperary In My Dreams, I'm Grateful, Sunday Morning Coming Down, Thibodeaux and His Cajun Band, Cowboy In Your Heart, The Old Account, Before This Day Ends, Still Got A Crush On You, Marions Rose, Old Jack, The Wounded Hussar, Stranger At The Gate/Miss Ratray, Double Jigs: John Brady's/Garrett Barry's, Strathspey: Lady Lyle/Liz Carroll's, The Mountain Meadow/The Highlander Who Kissed His Granny, Reels: Aggie White's / A Toast to Paddy Canny, The Miller of Draughin / The Humours of Castlefin, The Coachman's Whip/The Foxhunters' Chorus, Hughie the Graeme, Dr. Gilbert's Wife/Gus Dolan's Reel, Double Jigs: The Trip To Sligo/Daithi Sproule's, Reels: The Queen of May / Tom McGinley's, The Traveler's Reel/The Bird's Nest, Jimmy Powers' Favorite/The Luck Of The Toss, Strathspey: Miss Hutton/Reel: Miss Johnson Of Pitworth, Paddy Fahy's/Miss Patterson's Slippers, The Golden Eagle/Reel: Ed Reavy's Reel, He Stopped Loving Her Today, The Lament From Eoin Rhua/Clan March: The March Of The Gaelic Order, Tiny The Trooper/Single Jig: The Girls Of Knocknagow
Albums The Banks of the Shannon, Stranger At The Gate, Traditional Irish Music, Mixing the Punch, Bright and Early, A Little Bit More, From Now On, Forever And Always, There Comes A Time, One of These Days, We'll Meet Again, On Reflection, Sunnyside, The Songs I Like to Sing Volume 2, The Songs I Like to Sing Volume 1


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