St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea is proud to present Paddy Keenan in concert with guitarist Richard Mandel on October 6.
Come enjoy a lively afternoon of traditional Irish tunes with the legendary piper of Bothy Band fame!
Food and libations will be available, with proceeds benefitting St. Mary’s community food pantry.
Celebrating his first album release in over a dozen years, Paddy Keenan makes a long awaited visit to the Monterey Peninsula. As Irish music critic John O’Regan observed, “In Irish music there are legends and then there’s Paddy Keenan.” Bursting on the Irish traditional music scene as the turbo engine propelling The Bothy Band, Keenan is widely regarded as the most accomplished & exciting uilleann piper today. His wild & unfettered ‘open’ style, has led his fellow Bothy Band member, Donal Lunny, to call Paddy ‘the Jimi Hendrix of the pipes.’ A recipient of the prestigious ‘Musician of the Year’ award from TG4, the Irish language TV station, Paddy is equally adept on the low whistle & can let it rip on a rollicking reel, while in the next breath, he is sublimely soulful in a haunting slow air. Performing with acclaimed Bay Area guitarist Richard Mandel, hearing this traditional master in a friendly, intimate setting will be a treat not to be missed.