Kickass Celtic Bluegrass

My Band:
Paddygrass is an Irish, Bluegrass and Gospel jam band. We can build a whole show around any of those genres. Depending on your budget,  we can be anything from a duo to a six piece. We sing in 4 part harmony and everyone plays multiple instruments. We can headline a festival or play in your pub, dancers are available from Milwaukee Irish Dance Company to get the crowd going. Paddygrass will move you to sing, dance drink and forget all else.

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.


Derek Byrne - Lead Vocals, Banjo, Hand Percussion, Harmonica
TJ Hull - Fiddle, Viola, Cello, Tin Whistle, Vocals 
Amanda Carretta Hull - Bodhran, Tin Whistle, Vocals
James Reilly - Flute

Karen Reilly - Fiddle, Vocals
Ethan King - Accordion and Bass
Randy Foat - Drums
Randy Gosa - Guitar
Peter Carlson - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Chara Fedke - Cajon, Bougaraboo


Dancers: 
Elyse Transon
Tanya Tachon
Ella Pomplun
James Reese
Marina Ari Matson
Rosie Loughrin 

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Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
Paddygrass at City Lights Brewing City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI
Paddygrass at Westallion Brewing Westallion Brewing, West Allis Westallion Brewing, West Allis
Dugout 54 (back bar) Dugout 54, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Dugout 54, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Solo show in Lyon's Lyon's Irish Pub, Watertown, Wisconsin Lyon's Irish Pub, Watertown, Wisconsin
Paddygrass at City Lights Brewing City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI
Paddygrass at the House of Guinness House of Guinness, Waukesha, WI House of Guinness, Waukesha, WI
Paddygrass Wedding receptions are magic Best Place Pabst brewery Best Place Pabst brewery
Paddygrass at City Lights Brewing City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI
Dugout 54 (Back Bar) Dugout 54, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Dugout 54, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Celtic Christmas Show in Lyon's Lyon's Irish Pub, Watertown, Wisconsin Lyon's Irish Pub, Watertown, Wisconsin
Paddygrass at City Lights Brewing City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI
Paddygrass parties are the best!  
Paddygrass private party. Book us for yours  
Paddygrass at Holiday Folk Fair State Fair Park Expo Center, West Allis State Fair Park Expo Center, West Allis
Paddygrass Pig Roast (private)  
Derek Byrne and Paddygrass Lyon's Irish Pub, Watertown, Wisconsin Lyon's Irish Pub, Watertown, Wisconsin
Corporate dinner party. Paddygrass can be classy too!  
City Lights Brewing City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI
Backyard Hoedown (Private Party)  
First time at Dugout 54 (Back Bar) Dugout 54, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Dugout 54, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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