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Paddy Keenan & Guests

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Born in Trim, Co. Meath, Paddy Keenan hails from a musical Traveller family with deep uilleann piping roots. Paddy began playing pipes at 10 and debuted at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre at 14. Leaving for England at 17, he later explored blues while busking in Europe. Back in Ireland, he joined The Pavees, and later formed “Seachtar” with Mícheál Ó Dhomhnaill, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, and more.

This ensemble evolved into The Bothy Band, revolutionizing Irish music by blending driving rhythms and traditional tunes. Paddy’s piping virtuosity and fierce playing style defined the band, earning him comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and John Coltrane. His flowing, open-fingered technique was influenced by his father’s and grandfather’s style.

Post-Bothy Band, Paddy pursued a solo career, showcasing his talent at global festivals and on diverse ventures. Notably, he traveled to Mali for a desert journey, documented in “Dambé: The Mali Project.” Honors followed, with the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Musician of the Year (2002) and Irish Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2011) recognizing his impact on modern Irish music.

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Jan 24 2024
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