Derek Byrne and PaddygrassThe Story:
I toured the world with Riverdance as a singer and musician for 6 years. I met my wife Carrie backstage in Milwaukee. After a 3 year long distance love, we settled here and I've been a feature of the Irish Scene since 2001. I write songs inspired by the love of my wife and children and my love for Ireland.
I am available solo or with my band "Paddygrass". In my solo show, I loop hand drums live, creating a band on the spur of the moment. The crowd loves this, they see it happen "live" and it's different every time. Otherwise I get the crowd singing with just my voice, banjo and harmonica.
My band, Paddygrass plays kickass, celtic, bluegrass and gospel. Depending on your budget, we can be anything from a duo to a six piece. We sing in 4 part harmony and everyone plays multiple instruments including - Banjo, harmonica, guitar, bass, fiddle, whistle, bodhran, djembe and cajon. Check out the Paddygrass page for more info and be sure to click on the videos below.
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