Upstairs At Dolans - Limerick, V94 VH4X, Ireland
As a child Paddy would rush to get a guitar or play the piano very loudly in the hopes that you
might hear it and request a song before you left. He was not imbued with a keen sense of
subtlety or restraint but he has been working on this over the years.
His first real sense of feeling a connection to music was listening to Mick Flannery perform
âEvening Trainâ on the âLate Late Showâ. From here there is a clear trajectory of influences - Mick
Flannery led him to Tom Waits. Tom Waits led Paddy to Randy Newman who would lead on to
Nick Cave. Other influences would surface in later years but Flannery, Waits, Newman and
Cave have formed the bedrock of Paddyâs music.
When he started writing his second album, Paddy lived alone on his fatherâs small farm in
County Limerick. It was a long way from anywhere and afforded him plenty of time to think, write
and play with everything on full volume. It was both cathartic and challenging. His forthcoming
album is called âLove and Be Braveâ, and thatâs it. Thatâs the point of the album. Love bravely,
never passively and donât take love as a given thing in this world. It must be earned and
If you make it to one of his shows be sure to come and say hi afterwards and tell him who youâre
listening to at the moment.
His second album will be released on the 25th of May 2023. The latest single âIf I Canâtâ will be
released on the 9th of March.
âLittle Light is a captivating, heart-wrenching showcase of how powerful folk music can be.â -
âThis man is a rare talent.â - Rolling Stone France
"You really couldnât wish for a more impressive debut albumâ - FortitudeMagazine.co.uk