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Happy New Year from Paddygrass

A year is made up of many things 

We want to take the time to wish you a year full of music, friendship and happiness. Our music and the venues we play at, bring people together. That's what it's about for us and it's why we play so many shows. 
It's also why venues ask us back and why our friends come to show after show. In that spirit we invite you to tell your friends about us and our music. Please invite your family and friends to the shows below, even if you can't make it yourself. 

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Your next chance to see Paddygrass!

Can you believe we are already into November? 

These last 2 months are full of great shows. In a matter of weeks we will bring back Irish Music to "The Holiday Folk Fair" with the Milwaukee Irish Dance Company, then we will celebrate the birthday of our greatest friend and fan Dennis Devoy at Paddy's, the place where Paddygrass was born. 
This is also the time of year where we work in some Celtic Christmas Carols. There might even be a TV appearance ... stay tuned 

Please join us at these great local…

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500 shows! A milestone for Paddygrass

I just added another show on the site and chanced a look up to the counter. 500 past shows. It's hard to put that into perspective. When I went solo after my first band Eidir, I felt like I never wanted to be a part of a band again. I needed some time to find my sound and build a concept. It was a daunting task. As I started to perform solo I noticed there were other musicians in the audience. It felt good that people I admired and respected as players took time to come see me.
Then it struck me. They were…

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Dugout 54

Paddygrass is at a new venue near you. We need you there!

We are delighted to be performing at Dugout 54. Back in the day this was an Irish establishment called Derry Hegarty's, then it became Burke's Irish Castle. Now it's been turned into a beautiful gastropub with an amazing selection of craft beers. It's our job to bring Irish music back to this great venue. They've taken a risk on us. Now we are asking you to back us up. Call your friends, assemble your wolf pack, get the posse together. We promise to put on our best show and sing all your favorite Irish…

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Fall is Full of great shows for Paddygrass!

This is one of my favorite times of year. There's a little bite in the air, the kids are back to school and we move from Summer Festivals to cozy Fall pubs and breweries. Now it's even better since there are plenty of shows for Paddygrass and 2 new venues for us to share with you. 
The first is City Lights Brewing. It's right across the river from Potawotomi Casino. Their Coconut Porter and Irish Red Ale are 2 of my favorites. We play on the patio so it's a beautiful setting.  
The second is Dugout 54 on…

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Gigs, Gigs, Gigs all month long!

It's been an awesome Summer for Paddygrass so far. The best is yet to come though. We had an amazing time at the Northwoods Irish Fest and the Wauwatosa Highland Games. There's nothing we like better than to rock out with other bands like WarpiperThe Dublin O'Shea and Leahy's Luck. Now we have a few outdoor concerts in New London, Jefferson and Two Rivers where we are the headline act! 
Then we have a new venue for you Paddygrassers to discover. City Light's Brewing is holding a bluegrass night. We can't…

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A Hog Roast and a Hay Ride!

Sometimes the best thing you can do is just go back to basics. Turn up at a farm, pull up a lawn chair and play a tune. So much the better if a roasted hog is on the menu. Great friendships renewed and memories made. We are so grateful for the hospitality of Laura Clausing and her family. I really hope this trend of simple acoustic shows continues. This was a first for our band, we got to play the last few tunes on a hayride around the farm. Cross that one off the list. What a perfect day. It was a real…

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Summer is time for Paddygrass garden parties!


This Summer we had the chance to do a few different gigs. One of the most enjoyable of which were our garden party shows. It's simple really, we just show up with our instruments in your back yard and play an acoustic set. We bring our own beer, maybe even a dish to pass around. You pay $100 per musician or dancer and invite all your friends and neighbors. We'd like to do more of these because they are so intimate and fun. If you'd like to have us over for a garden party contact us here. 

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Thanks to Jack Baker at Rampant Lion, Paddygrass is in the "Irish American News"!

Jack Baker was one of the first friends I made when I entered the Irish Music scene in Midwest America. I couldn't have been more lucky with my choice of friends. Recently, I gave him a few copies of our latest CD to sell in his store Rampant Lion . He also writes a music column "Piping it in" for the Irish American News. America's premiere source for all the best in Irish Culture. Paddygrass is honored with his stellar review of our latest CD. "Rooted", celebrating 10 years of our best Irish Music.


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A Summer of Festivals, Weddings and Parties!

Ahh Yes, it's coming - I love summer in Wisconsin  

This Summer is packed full of festivals, parties, and gigs in our favorite Irish Bars. We hope to see your smiling face at a few of them. Tell your friends too! 

More details on our Shows Page 

June 3rd Milwaukee Highland Games three sets. 

11am 3pm and 6pm 

June 10th 3pm Oshkosh Irishfest 

June 10th 9pm House of Guinness Waukesha 

June 24th 3:30pm Wedding - Hire us for yours! 

July 15th 9pm House of Guinness Waukesha 

July 21st and 22nd 8pm…

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