About Paddy

Paddy is one of Ireland's most in-demand banjo players and teachers. He currently plays with progressive folk band Pine Marten, Persian/Irish crossover band Navá, Roots/Bluegrass band Lands End, the Niall Toner Band, and gigs regularly throughout Ireland and the UK. His banjo playing has also been featured in the dance world, in works by Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre Company and the National Ballet of Ireland. Constantly pushing boundaries on his instrument, Paddy was the first 5 string banjo player to graduate from the University of Limerick’s MA in Traditional Music Programme. He also maintains a busy teaching schedule, both privately and at Walton's New School of Music in Dublin City Centre.