Carnegie Hall, NY: 12-11-2015
Patrick D'Arcy hails from Dublin, Ireland and has spent most of his musical life plying his craft in California.
The release of his debut solo album "Wallop The Spot" has received critical acclaim and radio play both in the US and in Ireland.
"Paddy the Piper" tours regularly both in the US and internationally. Since 2010 he has had the privilege to record and tour extensively from The Royal Albert Hall to The Grand 'Ol Opry to Carnegie Hall with modern hymn writers Keith & Kristyn Getty.
Patrick plays locally with some exciting projects, namely; The Ne'er Duwels, Celtic Pink Floyd & Rattle The Knee. The latter two with albums in the works! He regularly hosts traditional Irish music session's at Timmy Nolan's in Toluca Lake and The Auld Dubliner in Long Beach. Keep an eye on the "Shows" section for upcoming and recurring events.
Patrick has appeared on numerous recordings over the years in all genres of music and has written music for TV. He has played for some familiar figures including Bono (U2), Quincy Jones, Daniel Lanois, Oprah Winfrey, The Kennedy and Shriver Families, David Foster, Don Was, Jacknife Lee, Neil Diamond, The Rend Collective & Disney.
As well as recording and performing with local bands and producers in Los Angeles, he also participates in online recording sessions with artists all around the world. He enjoys teaching the Uilleann pipes & whistle locally in California as well as at tionóil (gatherings) around the country and also online to a world wide student body.
In his early days of playing the Uilleann pipes he would venture to County Clare where he found a firm footing by attending the legendary "Willie Clancy Summer School" in Milltown Malbay, named after one of Irelands most influential pipers.
Before that, guitar was his main instrument, with ventures into the mandolin which brought him to play for three years with L.A. / Irish punk band "Flogging Molly".
He is a founding member of the Southern California Uilleann Pipers Club and creator of UilleannObsession.com
Patrick plays two main instruments, one in concert pitch by Koehler & Quinn and the other a "flat set" in B by Geoff Wooff.
For Tour Dates and Discography please visit the Music Page.