CELTIC BLUEGRASS GOSPEL
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! 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
Caleb Fredricks - Bodhran
Sara Kilpatrick - Flute and Saxophone
Amy Butler - Clarinet
Julia Bustle - Baritone Sax
Bruce Bush - French Horn
Brandon Hawke - Drums
Rory Modlinski - Banjo, Guitar, Bass and Mandolin
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
Paddygrass at the Cup O' Joy Cup O Joy, Green Bay Cup O Joy, Green Bay
Revolutionary War Reenactment Old Falls Village Park, Menomonee Falls Old Falls Village Park, Menomonee Falls
Paddygrass at Sawmill Brewing Sawmill Brewing Company, Merrill Sawmill Brewing Company, Merrill
Paddygrass at the House of Guinness House of Guinness, Waukesha, WI House of Guinness, Waukesha, WI
Buford T. Big Hoss Bluegrass Festival Judson University, Elgin IL Judson University, Elgin IL
Paddygrass at Kettle Moraine Mauthe Lake Recreation Area, Cambellsport Mauthe Lake Recreation Area, Cambellsport
Paddygrass at Sawmill Brewing Sawmill Brewing Company, Merrill Sawmill Brewing Company, Merrill
Two Rivers Ethnic Festival Two Rivers Ethnic Festival, Two Rivers WI Two Rivers Ethnic Festival, Two Rivers WI
Blockoberfest! Station No 06, West Allis Station No 06, West Allis
Paddygrass at the House of Guinness House of Guinness, Waukesha, WI House of Guinness, Waukesha, WI
Paddygrass at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay

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