Paddy Callaghan Trio

Tonight's gig is a celebration of Irish music for St Patrick's Day and we are fortunate to have the very fine, renowned multi-instrumentalist Paddy Callaghan from Glasgow and his trio.

In common with many from the West of Scotland, Paddy has family origins in Ireland - the Tyrone/Derry & Donegal regions in particular. Graduating from his musical education with St. Roch's Ceili Band and the Irish Minstrels Branch of Comhaltas under the legendary Frank McArdle, Paddy has gone on to take his unique musical style worldwide.

Initially Paddy started on the tin-whistle but before long had progressed to the Button Accordion. A few years later he started learning the harp and in his teens, took up the concertina. Although thoroughly accomplished on all these instruments, it is without doubt the button accordion of which Paddy is a master.

With his energetic style and effortless delivery of complex melodies Paddy has amassed a fanbase across the globe and is in extremely high demand as a touring musician.