Derek Byrne and Paddygrass

Irish Band from Milwaukee, WI - Will travel up to 100 miles
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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
Responds quickly to client requests
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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2018
Mar
16
Private Party
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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
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Nov
24
Anniversary Party
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8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
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18
Community Event
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2017
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5
Birthday Party (Adult)
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4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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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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