A busy Spring brings new growth!

So there comes a time in every band's life when they get really busy. We've been together 10 years. Now it's our time. Now, more brew pubs, bars  restaurants and festivals are coming to us. Several venues have actually booked us the whole year. It's taken a long time to build that reputation as Wisconsin's favorite Irish, Bluegrass & Gospel party band. We've built our own genre of Kickass Celtic Bluegrass into a way of life. Our music brings people together and helps us forget everything that separates us. 

With this in mind you may have wondered why there have been so many recent changes in our line up. It's simple really, there are so many gigs that not all the same players can come to every show. Nobody has left, but it's hard to get the same Paddygrass line up for every gig. Peter Carlson, T.J. Hull and Amanda Caretta Hull, have been with us the longest and will still play whenever they can. Our band wouldn't be what it is without them, but Paddygrass is an evolving collective. 

We promise that this will make each show more interesting, You will still hear all your favorite songs. New players will breathe fresh air into the songs you love. 
Over the last 2 years the Reilly Family, Randy Gosa and Randy Foat have also become core players. They bring new life to every show. 
James Reilly - Flute 
Karen Reilly - Fiddle and Vocals 
Ethan King - Accordion 
Randy Gosa - Guitar 
Randy Foat - Cajon Djembe and Bodhran 

We would also like to acknowledge these new guest stars 
Heather Lewin - Fiddle and vocals 
Chris Chan - Bouzouki 
Rory Modlinski - Guitar Banjo and Vocals 
Molly Noyes - Flute 
Sara Fritchen - Flute 
Chris Weiber - Flute 

You will also find my kids, Cael and Keira Byrne stepping in on drums and guitar from time to time. Paddygrass will continue to evolve and we invite you to grow with us. Here's our next few dates. The sun is out and the future is bright. 

Saturday April 28th 8pm 
Gingerz Sportz Bar and Grill 
3915 S. Howell Ave. 
Milwaukee 

Sunday April 29th 3pm – 7pm 
St. Rita’s Church 
Arnold Hall 
60th and Lincoln Ave 
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Troop 595 

Saturday May 5th 9:00 PM 
House of Guinness 
354 West Main St. Waukesha 

Friday May 11th 7:30pm 
Lyon’s Irish Pub 
201 East Main St, Watertown 

Saturday May 12th 3pm 
Clearwater Harbor Restaurant and Bar 
N2757 County Hwy QQ 
Waupaca 

Friday May 18th 7pm 
Westallion Brewing 
1825 south 72nd St. West Allis 

Sunday May 27th 7pm 
City Lights Brewing 
2210 W. Mt. Vernon Ave, Milwaukee 

Saturday June 2nd 
Milwaukee Highland Games 
Hart Park Across from Leff’s Lucky Town 
3 shows, stay all day! 

Saturday June 16th 12pm 
Oshkosh Irish Fest 
Leach Amphitheater 
303 Ceape Ave 
Oshkosh 

Saturday June 16th 7pm 
City Lights Brewing 
2210 W. Mt. Vernon Ave, Milwaukee 

Friday July 6th 9pm 
Clearwater Harbor Restaurant and Bar 
N2757 County Hwy QQ 
Waupaca 

Saturday July 14th 7pm 
City Lights Brewing 
2210 W. Mt. Vernon Ave, Milwaukee 

July 20th – 21st 
Northwoods Irish Fest 
Ye Olde Shillelagh 
35 Tower Road 
Manitowish Waters 

Wednesday July 25th 6pm 
St Francis Library 
4230 S Nicholson Ave 
St. Francis 

Join us for pint and song soon 

Derek Byrne

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