‘The Jimi Hendrix of the pipes’ – Donal Lunny
Paddy Keenan is an Irish player of the uilleann pipes who first gained fame as a founding member of hugely influential The Bothy Band.
Since that group’s dissolution in the late 1970s, Keenan has released a number of solo and collaborative recordings and continues to tour both as a soloist, and in a collaborative capacity.
A long time performer at DeBarra’s Paddy also spent many years living in Clonakilty.
Paddy will be joined by Daoirí Farrell (singer/Bouzouki) & Eamonn de Barra as well as some special guests on the night.
Paddy became the third former member of the Bothy Band to be honoured with the ‘Gradam Ceoil’ when he received the award in 2002. He has long been acknowledged as a charismatic, energizing master of the uilleann pipes.