Kickass Celtic Bluegrass

The Band:
Paddygrass plays kickass Celtic Bluegrass and Gospel. Over the last 10 years we have assembled a collective of Wisconsin's best Irish 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, Hand Percussion, Harmonica
Randy Foat - Drums
Randy Gosa - Guitar, Mandola
Rory Modlinski - Banjo, Guitar, Bass and Mandolin
Peter Carlson - Guitar and Vocals
Dan Johnston - Guitar
Molly Noyes - Flute and Pipes
Sara Fritchen - Flute
Leah Redding - Fiddle
Olivia Langby - Fiddle
Steve Kendziora - Bass
Jon Baade - Bass, Ukulele


Members at large:
James Reilly - Flute
Karen Reilly - Fiddle, Vocals
Ethan King - Accordion and Bass
TJ Hull - Fiddle, Viola, Cello, Tin Whistle, Vocals 
Amanda Carretta Hull - Bodhran, Tin Whistle, Vocals
Heather Lewin - Fiddle and Vocals
Chris Chan - Bouzouki
Chara Fedke - Cajon, Djembe


Dancers: 
Elyse Transon
Tanya Tachon
James Reese
Marina Ari Matson

My Solo Show:
If you want foot stomping traditional Irish drinking songs, Bluegrass standards and Gospel singalongs, I'm your man. In my solo show I play banjo, harmonica, bodhran, bones and various other drums. I loop live, creating a band on the spur of the moment. The crowd loves this, they see it happen "live" and it's different every time. I love to get the crowd to sing along.

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.


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Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
Paddygrass Wedding!  
Wisconsin Highland Games 3pm + 7pm Wisconsin Highland Games, Waukesha, WI Wisconsin Highland Games, Waukesha, WI
Wisconsin Highland Games 11am + 5pm Wisconsin Highland Games, Waukesha, WI Wisconsin Highland Games, Waukesha, WI
Private Party (Hire us for yours)  
Paddygrass at City Lights Brewing City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI
Paddygrass Duo at Mo's Tosa Mo's Irish Pub Tosa, Wauwatosa Mo's Irish Pub Tosa, Wauwatosa
Milwaukee Irish Fest Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI
Northwoods Irish Fest Ye Olde Shillelagh, Manitowish Waters WI 54545 Ye Olde Shillelagh, Manitowish Waters WI 54545
Northwoods Irish Fest Ye Olde Shillelagh, Manitowish Waters WI 54545 Ye Olde Shillelagh, Manitowish Waters WI 54545
Waterfront Wednesdays Pewaukee Lakefront Park, Pewaukee Lakefront Park, Pewaukee
Paddygrass at City Lights Brewing City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI
Paddygrass Duo at Mo's Mo's Irish Pub Downtown, Milwaukee, WI Mo's Irish Pub Downtown, Milwaukee, WI
Paddygrass at City Lights Brewing City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI
Paddygrass do great wedding receptions!  
Private Party (Hire us for yours)  
Paddygrass Duo at Mo's Mo's Irish Pub Tosa, Wauwatosa Mo's Irish Pub Tosa, Wauwatosa
Milwaukee Highland Games 2 shows! 12pm + 3pm Hart Park, Wauwatosa Hart Park, Wauwatosa
Paddygrass at the House of Guinness House of Guinness, Waukesha, WI House of Guinness, Waukesha, WI
Solo show in Lyon's Lyon's Irish Pub, Watertown, Wisconsin Lyon's Irish Pub, Watertown, Wisconsin
Solo Show in Cedarburg Cedar Creek Settlement , Cedarburg, Wisconsin Cedar Creek Settlement , Cedarburg, Wisconsin

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