Welcome to the Official Paddy's Pig Web Site!
Paddy's Pig's current CD "Do Your Worst" is the full-length follow-up to 2008's "Maple & Wire". The Celtic Crier calls it "Excellent, and fine listening at its best... I closed my eyes and I could have sworn I was in Ireland".
More about Paddy's Pig:
Formed at the curly-tailed end of the twentieth century, southern California-based Paddy’s Pig performs lively renditions of traditional and original Irish and Celtic music. Their repertoire includes songs, jigs & hornpipes, ballads and drinking songs. They’ve entertained audiences all over southern California, from the Valley’s Ireland’s 32, to L.A.’s Molly Malone’s and Tam O’Shanter, and events at the L.A. Zoo and the Autry Museum, to the Irish Fair in Pomona, to Long Beach’s Auld Dubliner, to Orange and San Diego counties, with regular appearances in Carlsbad and San Diego.
Lead vocalist Gibson is a transplant from Detroit, Michigan, where she performed with the acclaimed Irish group The Geezers. She has brought her striking and distinctive vocal style to southern California, where she met multi-instrumentalist Flanagan (Giant Ant Farm, the Lisa Marr Experiment), southern Californian Beal, and drummer Pipitone, finding a common interest in a fondness for Irish music. American Wake fiddler Robert Keysers and Poxy Boggards member Gerald Wheeler have stopped by to do some merry-making with the group as well, as does the occasional fiddle, bodhran-, drum-, or bucket bass-playing guest.
Equally at home playing barn-burners like “The Blacksmith” and the Pogues’ “Sally MacLennane”, heart-wrenching ballads such as “He Fades Away” and “She Moved Through the Fair”, or classic tunes like “Loch Lomand” and “Whiskey in the Jar”, Paddy’s Pig never fails to get the audience involved, occasionally leaving the stage to do so, blurring the line between audience and performer.
Paddy’s Pig has released a 5-song ep, and in 2008 released a full-length cd entitled “Maple & Wire”, featuring 14 traditional tunes along with two new originals. The new cd "Do Your Worst" available now.
To contact Paddy's Pig for booking shows or for other info, please email us.