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.

Derek Byrne - Lead Vocals, Banjo, Hand Percussion, Harmonica
James Reilly - Flute

Karen Reilly - Fiddle, Vocals
Ethan King - Accordion and Bass
Randy Foat - Drums
Randy Gosa - Guitar
Molly Noyes - Flute and Pipes
Sara Fritchen - Flute
Leah Redding - Fiddle
Peter Carlson - Guitar and Vocals
Rory Modlinski - Banjo Guitar, Bass and Mandolin
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, Bougaraboo


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

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
Milwaukee Irish Fest Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI
Private Party - hire us for yours  
Private Party (Hire us for yours)  
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
Paddygrass House Party Private Party. Hire us for yours! Private Party. Hire us for yours!
Songs and stories at the Library St. Francis Library, St. Francis St. Francis Library, St. Francis
Paddygrass at Northwoods Irish Fest! Ye Olde Shillelagh, Manitowish Waters WI 54545 Ye Olde Shillelagh, Manitowish Waters WI 54545
Paddygrass at Northwoods Irish Fest Ye Olde Shillelagh, Manitowish Waters WI 54545 Ye Olde Shillelagh, Manitowish Waters WI 54545
Paddygrass at City Lights Brewing City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI
A Paddygrass Pig Roast! Private Party. Hire us for yours! Private Party. Hire us for yours!
Another great Paddygrass wedding Private Party. Hire us for yours! Private Party. Hire us for yours!
Paddygrass at City Lights Brewing City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI City Lights Brewing, Milwaukee, WI
Oshkosh Irish Fest Oshkosh Irishfest , Oshkosh Oshkosh Irishfest , Oshkosh
Paddygrass at Westallion Brewing Westallion Brewing, West Allis Westallion Brewing, West Allis
Milwaukee Highland Games 3 shows! Hart Park, Wauwatosa Hart Park, Wauwatosa
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
Paddygrass in Waupaca Clearwater Harbor Resort, Waupaca WI 54981 Clearwater Harbor Resort, Waupaca WI 54981
Byrne Family Band in Lyon's Lyon's Irish Pub, Watertown, Wisconsin Lyon's Irish Pub, Watertown, Wisconsin

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