Monday, 26 September 2011

Irish Music Ottawa presents: Paddy Keenan - 26 November 2011

Irish Music Ottawa is pleased to present the legendary uillean piper Paddy Keenan, on the evening of Saturday 26 November at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave (about 1 km west of Westboro Village).  Paddy Keenan, the renowned masterful piper in the famous Bothy Band, has for many years now been on a successful solo career, touring the world over. Originally from born in Trim, Co. Meath, Paddy now calls a farm somewhere in New Hampshire his home away from Ireland. Paddy is often backed by a guest musician to round out the piping. At this time, the guest musician is being determined.

For those that are familiar with Paddy Keenan (and MANY are) they also know that he is an amazing whistle player, and one of the earliest players of the modern Irish 'low whistle.'  Among his many accolades, Paddy was the 2002 Irish National Traditional Musician of the Year, and award winner for the 2010 Irish Musicians Association. Paddy's cds are available from Ossian USA.

Many people who attended Paddy's last show in Ottawa have since told me it was the highlight of their Irish music year. A fantastic show of masterful playing, humour, and song. Really, you won't want to miss this concert.

Final details will be posted as they become available. Mark your calendars!

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