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Paddy O'Brien - Offaly

Paddy O'Brien - Offaly

Celtic Saint Paul, MN  US



Sounds Like: The Chieftains, Altan, Solas, Lúnasa, Lunasa

Bio: A product of County Offaly in the midlands of Ireland, Paddy O’Brien is regarded by serious players and collectors of Irish traditional music as one of the tradition’s most important repositories; in a musical career that spans nearly forty years, he has collected more than 3,000 compositions—jig...See Full Bio

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“The music. Button box wizard Paddy O’Brien gets it. Really gets it. ‘What I like in a musician now,’ states Paddy, “is the one who plays the nicest tune, even more than the technical musicianship.” In that one sentence the legendary Offalyborn button box player encapsulates a life spent in the center and soul of Irish music. And that center is the music itself. Not the current fashion. Not the current ‘hot’ group. Not ‘the buzz.’ The music. Period. Full stop.”

— Bill Margeson, Irish Music Magazine

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