Derek Byrne and Paddygrass

Irish Band from Milwaukee, WI - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$500 - $1200 per event
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About
Winner of Gigmasters Best Award in 2016 and 2017! Paddygrass plays authentic, Irish and Bluegrass music. If you like upbeat Irish music or toe tapping Bluegrass classics then we are the band for you. Our lead singer Derek was born and raised in Ireland and toured with Riverdance for 6 years. We play festivals, corporate events, private parties and bar gigs, all year round so we are very good at getting the crowd going or providing a nice tasteful background - Whatever you need, we look forward to working with you.

Depending on your budget we can be hired as a duo, trio, quartet, or a quintet. Any of these options can include an Irish Dancer. We all play multiple instruments including banjo, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki, Bass, fiddle, hand percussion, tin whistle, accordion, flute and the Irish Uilleann pipes.

Derek is also available as a one man band. He loops hand drums and backing vocals live, then layers banjo and harmonica to create the sound of a band on the spur of the moment. Alternately he can put on an intimate show just with his voice and a banjo.

We can play acoustic or bring our own sound and lighting system depending on your venue and event.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Private Party

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We greatly enjoyed having Derek and the Paddygrass out to play for our small gathering. They adapted to the circumstances (it was raining cats and dogs!), and they were perfect for our hoedown! We would definitely recommend this band!

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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We booked Derek and Paddygrass for our wedding ceremony and reception and could not be more pleased with their performance. They learned specific song requests (and executed them flawlessly) and made sure every detail was accounted for. Our guests absolutely loved them, as did the two of us. Would not hesitate to recommend or book again.

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Derek and his band played for our rehearsal dinner at my parents house, and they were AMAZING. They were so nice, and awesome performers, and our guests loved the music. It really enhanced the night in such a great way, it was easily one of the best decisions of the wedding to book them for the rehearsal dinner. My parents and aunts and uncles are just waiting for future events to hire them for! Highly, highly recommend for any event, big or small. Would be great in an intimate setting, or for 100+ people. We had about 60 people at the house and it worked out perfectly. Communication and performance were just great, and Derek is awesome.

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Event

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The group made the day. Also at the community concert paddygrass music along with their dancing skills were the talk. The only complaint came from those who regrettably missed the show. I want them back fit two days next year. Fabulous job Derick and the group. See you next year the same weekend.

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Derek Byrne and Paddygrass’s Response:

Thanks Craig. We had a ball and you can count on seeing us again next year!

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Community Event

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Derek and Paddygrass were a fantastic addition to our Frothy Forage microbrew festival! They were festive, fun, and really fit with (and improved!) the atmosphere! Derek was also very easy to communicate and work with prior to the event, making it very easy on our end. I'd highly reccomend Paddygrass for any event or occasion where you're looking for fun, lively music (and musicians!).

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Wedding Reception

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Really added to the evening, they were awesomely agreeable, and played fantasticly, great experience.

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Wedding

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Derek Byrne and Paddygrass were a fantastic addition to our wedding. They showed up on time and were polite, responsive, and flexible during set-up. Their music was excellent and provided a fantastic addition to our barn wedding. I would highly recommend Derek Byrne and Paddygrass in the future.

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Wedding

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Very pleased with our experience! Great music and high level of professionalism. We ended up having Derek and his partner play an extra hour for our wedding because we enjoyed them so much, and received many compliments from family and friends. Would definitely recommend if in the market for an Irish band.

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We were very pleased with them. Can't wait to see what else they can do. Will definitely have them back

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Saint Patrick's Day Party

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Very friendly and great traditional irish music!

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Derek Byrne and Paddygrass’s Response:

Thanks so much! We really enjoyed working with you. It was a great event and the crowd really had fun. We encourage you to come and see our other live shows too. www.derekbyrnemusic.com Hope to work with you again soon Derek

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2018
Mar
16
Private Party
Palatine, IL
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2018
Mar
10
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Oak Lawn, IL
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Dec
30
Wedding Reception
Milwaukee, WI
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Nov
24
Anniversary Party
Chicago, IL
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Nov
18
Community Event
Milwaukee, WI
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2017
Nov
5
Birthday Party (Adult)
Merton, WI
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Oct
27
Corporate Function
Menomonee Falls, WI
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Oct
14
Private Party
Barrington, IL
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2017
Aug
5
Festival
Milwaukee, WI
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2017
Jun
24
Wedding
Waterloo, WI
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Mar
10
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Palatine, IL
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2017
Feb
27
Celebration
Verona, WI
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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A Little Less Conversation
Elvis Presley
A Nation Once Again
The Wolfe Tones
A Place in the Choir
Bill Staines
Ain't no Sunshine
Bill Withers
All for me grog
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Amazing grace
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Arthur MacBride
Paul Brady
Bad
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Be thou my vision
Van Morrisson
Big rock candy mountain
Oh Brother Where Art Thou
Black is the color
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Oh Brother Where Art Thou
Every time I feel the Spirit
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He's got the whole world in his hands
Here I am Lord
House of the rising sun
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How great thou art
I saw the light
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I walk the line
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I will wait
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I'll Fly away
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I'm a Rover
The Clancy Brothers
I've got peace like a river
I've Just Seen a Face
The Beatles
If I had a hammer
Pete Seeger
If I should fall from grace with God
The Pogues
It's Time
Imagine Dragons
John Henry
Pete Seeger
Johnny I hardly Knew ya
The Dubliners
Jug of Punch
The Clancy Brothers
Keep on the sunny side
Little Beggarman
The Clancy Brothers
Loch Lomond
The Dubliners
Man of Constant Sorrow
The Soggy Bottom Boys
Marie's Wedding
The Clancy Brothers
Mo Ghile Mhear
Sting and the Chieftains
Molly Malone
The Dubliners
Mysterious Ways
U2
Nancy Whiskey
The Clancy Brothers
Obla Di Obla Da
The Beatles
One
U2
Pride, In the name of love
U2
Red is the Rose
The Wolfe Tones
Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash
Roll away your stone
Mumford & Sons
Rolling in my sweet baby's arms
Pete Seeger
Seven Drunken Nights
The Dubliners
Shady grove
Spancil hill
The Dubliners
Spanish Lady
The Dubliners
Still haven't found what I'm Looking for
U2
Suil a ruin
Sinead O'Connor
Suspicious Minds
Elvis Presley
Sweet home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Swing Low sweet chariot
Ta mo ceamhnas a deanta
The Chieftains
Tell me ma
The Clancy Brothers
Thank God I'm a Country Boy
John Denver
The Drunken Scotsman
Bryan Bowers
The Foggy Dew
The Wolfe Tones
The Gypsy Rover
The Clancy Brothers
The Hills of Connemara
The Clancy Brothers
The Holy Ground
The Clancy Brothers
The Homes of Donegal
Paul Brady
The Irish Rover
The Pogues
The Lakes of Pontchartrain
Paul Brady
The Lark in the morning
The Dubliners
The Leaving of Liverpool
The Clancy Brothers
The Lord of the Dance
The Chieftains
The Minstrel Boy
Thomas Moore
The Mountain Dew
The Clancy Brothers
The Parting Glass
The High Kings
The Rising of the Moon
The Wolfe Tones
The Rocky Road to Dublin
The Dubliners
The Star of the County Down
The Dubliners
The Water's Wide
Pete Seeger
The Wild Mountain thyme
The Clancy Brothers
They'll Know we are Christians by our love
This land is your land
Peter Seeger
This little light of mine
Toora Loora Loora
Bing Crosby
Turn turn Turn
Pete Seeger
Walk in the light
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Bing Crosby
When The Roll is Called up Yonder
When the saints go marching in
Where have all the flowers gone
Pete Seeger
Where the streets have no name
U2
Whiskey Heaven
Fats Domino
Whiskey in the jar
The Pogues
Whiskey you're the Devil
The Clancy Brothers
Wild Mountain Thyme/Go Lassie Go
The Clancy Brothers
Wild Rover
The Pogues
Will the Circle be unbroken
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
With or without You
U2
Bluegrass Band
Celtic Band
Irish Band
Roots Band
Folk Band
Proms
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
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Christmas Parties
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Please note Derek Byrne and Paddygrass will also travel to West Allis, Elm Grove, Greendale, Brookfield, Hales Corners, New Berlin, Saint Francis, Cudahy, Butler, Franklin, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, Muskego, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, Caledonia, Lannon, Big Bend, Mequon, Franksville, Germantown, Pewaukee, Sussex, Colgate, Merton, Waterford, Cedarburg, Hartland, Hubertus, Racine.
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