Paddy Keenan and Padraic Conroy House concert
Mar 05, 2015
from 04:55 PM to 04:55 PM
|Contact Name||Toby Seeger|
|Contact Phone||530 681 9890|
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In the mid-1970s The Bothy Band forever changed the face of Irish traditional music. One of the band’s founding members, and one of its driving forces, was uilleann piper Paddy Keenan. The virtuosity and ferocity of his playing led to his being described as “the Jimi Hendrix of the pipes”, and his style has continued to mature in the intervening years as he has pursued a solo career. Paddy and Liam O Maonlai were featured in the 2007 film, “Dambe: The Mali Project”, which documented their travels in Mali, meeting and playing with African musicians and culminating in their performances at Le Festival au Desert in Timbuktu. Generally acknowledged as the most accomplished uilleann piper performing today, Paddy is certainly one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation.
Padraic Conroy hails from the town of Athlone in County Westmeath, and has been living in Los Angeles for the past four years, having moved from Moscow, Russia. Padraic sings Irish songs of old and new, giving each one a bit of a twist. He plays guitar and enjoys all sorts of music.
Paddy and Padraic will be appearing Friday, 27 March, 2015 at 716 N Street, Davis, CA. The show begins at 9 pm; tickets are $15-20. For further information and reservations, please call Toby Seeger at 530 681 9890