Paddy Keenan & Guests

  • Family friendly

Wednesday, 24 January 2024

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Dublin Castle

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About this event

Born in Trim, Co. Meath, Paddy Keenan hails from a musical Traveller family with deep uilleann piping roots. He joined The Pavees, and later formed “Seachtar” with Mícheál Ó Dhomhnaill, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill and more.

This ensemble evolved into The Bothy Band, revolutionizing Irish music by blending driving rhythms and traditional tunes. Paddy’s piping virtuosity and fierce playing style defined the band, earning him comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and John Coltrane. His flowing, open-fingered technique was influenced by his father’s and grandfather’s style.

Post-Bothy Band, Paddy pursued a solo career, showcasing his talent at global festivals and on diverse ventures.

Part of Tradfest 2024.

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