Paddy's Pig Press
We've been reviewed over at The Celtic Crier. <-- click to read the review
Paddy's Pig is a traditional Irish and Folk music band from Los Angeles, California. They play traditional Irish tunes with a little bit of humor and lots of energy!
Give a listen to "The Gentleman Soldier"… and I think you will agree that this upbeat, foot stomping song will definitely put a smile on your face (either in the pub or at home!) Paddy's Pig has a great sound which reflects this fine group of musician's abilities with the instruments they play… Take a look at their website and if you live in California, you might be able to attend one of their shows!
"Ring On a Chain" by Paddy's Pig
Their lively, acoustic renditions of traditional songs and pseudo-traditional and original Irish and Celtic music is what makes Paddy's Pig stand out among other bands. The vocals are beautiful and the music is the perfect accompaniment to her tone. This band brings a unique voice to the Celtic music scene. And it's unforgettable.
PADDY’S PIG, Maple & Wire (self-released):
Let me start with an apology. Sorry, Paddy’s Pig is merely a side project of Mike Flanagan and the musicians in rock band, Breech. Once you’ll hear them, you’ll hope Flanagan devotes as much time as he can for this project, because they’re true originals. Unlike other young bands performing Irish folk music, this quartet resists any attempt to update these centuries-old ballads of drinking and highway robbery. Paddy’s Pig still delivers these venerable songs with wisecracks and rock ‘n’ roll energy. But they play them with the instruments America’s Irish immigrants played: mandolins, accordions, even a makeshift bass cobbled together with a bucket and a string. The mother lode of Paddy’s originality is in their dynamic performance and good humor. It really doesn’t matter if the songs aren’t originals. Then again, what were you expecting? Paddy’s Pig is only a side project.
By Andrew Asch
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