Friday, March 11, 2011

#Collecting #Irish #folkmusic Paddy O'Brien. Rochester, MN

O'Brien, Ruckers coming up at Oak Center - Rochester, MN
Paddy O'Brien photo by David Aronow CU
By Tom Weber
The Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

OAK CENTER — Paddy O'Brien plays from his repertoire in an upcoming at the Oak Center General Store.

O'Brien, a collector of traditional Irish folk music, knows more than 3,000 songs. O'Brien, a native of Ireland, traveled the Irish countryside in his youth, collecting songs and stories. He began performing music in public in 1966 with the Ballinamere Ceili Band, and made his first concert tour of the U.S. in 1968.

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