Viewing: Gig tales - View all posts

Merry Christmas from Paddygrass


First of all, Merry Christmas! 

We hope you are all healthy and safe. We wish all the fear and suffering of this year to be over soon and the better times ahead to arrive faster. In the meantime…

Read more

St. Paddygrass Festivities!


Many Irish bands book the majority of their gigs around this time of year. Even though Paddygrass plays all year round we still have more shows in March spread all over the midwest. If we're playing in your area, come…

Read more

Party with Paddygrass all Summer long!

Welcome to Summer Paddygrassers! 

I'm about to go camping with my Boy Scout Troop. When I get back it's wall to wall gigs - Weddings, Pig Roasts, Festivals, Breweries and backyard shenanigans! Now that's an interesting combination. I'm…

Read more

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…

Read more

Happy New Year from Paddygrass

A year is made up of many things 

We want to take the time to wish you a year full of music, friendship and happiness. Our music and the venues we play at, bring people together. That's what…

Read more

500 shows! A milestone for Paddygrass

I just added another show on the site and chanced a look up to the counter. 500 past shows. It's hard to put that into perspective. When I went solo after my first band Eidir, I felt like I never…

Read more

A Hog Roast and a Hay Ride!

Sometimes the best thing you can do is just go back to basics. Turn up at a farm, pull up a lawn chair and play a tune. So much the better if a roasted hog is on the menu. Great…

Read more

The Byrne Family Band

So this weekend I performed at Friday night live in Waukesha. It was an earlier show so I took the chance to bring the kids. After my last post about playing with a family to tell the truth I couldn't…Read more