CELTIC BLUEGRASS GOSPEL & SHANTIES
The Band:

Over the last 15 years we have assembled a collective of Wisconsin's best folk Musicians. We love to get together in various combinations of trios or quartets. Some shows feature dancers from Milwaukee Irish Dance Company.  Paddygrass shows are spontaneous, special guests arrive and become part of the magic. No matter how many times you see us there is always something new to discover! Whatever happens, our music will move you to sing, dance, drink and forget all else.

Current Roster
Derek Byrne - Lead Vocals, Banjo, Percussion
Leah Redding - Fiddle
Dan Johnston - Guitar, Vocals
Rick Crouse - Bass, Vocals
Tom Anderson, Drums
Peter Carlson - Guitar, Vocals
Melissa Hartke - Viola, Vocals
Tony O' Kircher - Mandolin, Vocals
Steve Tweed - Tuba
Erico Ortiz - Drums, Guitar, vocals, art
Bernardo Cano - Harmonica, Drums
Tyler Furrer - Guitar
Randy Foat - Drums
Randy Gosa - Guitar, Mandola
Brandon Hawke - Drums
Rory Modlinski - Banjo, Guitar, Bass and Mandolin
Jon Baade - Uke, Percussion, Vocals
Sara Fritchen - Flute and Saxophone
Steve Kendziora - Bass

My Story:
I left Ireland at the age of 21 and 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.

Date Event Location
Christmas at the Historical Village Manitowoc Pinecrest Historical Village, Manitowoc WI 54220 Pinecrest Historical Village, Manitowoc WI 54220
Paddygrass Celtic Christmas Show McAuliffe's Pub, Racine McAuliffe's Pub, Racine
Paddygrass at South Milwaukee PAC - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, South Milwaukee South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, South Milwaukee
Paddygrass at Rivalry Alehouse Rivalry Alehouse, Antioch Rivalry Alehouse, Antioch
 —  — Paddygrass in Janesville The Venue, Janesville The Venue, Janesville
Paddygrass at Sawmill Brewing Sawmill Brewing Company, Merrill Sawmill Brewing Company, Merrill
Paddygrass at Winealot Vineyards Winealot Vineyards LLC, , Greenleaf WI 54126 Winealot Vineyards LLC, , Greenleaf WI 54126
Paddygrass at Cup O Joy Cup O Joy, Green Bay Cup O Joy, Green Bay
Titanic Dinner AL. Ringling Mansion AL Ringling Mansion , Baraboo AL Ringling Mansion , Baraboo
Paddygrass at Rhythm City Casino Rhythm City Casino, Davenport, Iowa Rhythm City Casino, Davenport, Iowa

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