September 10, 2023
3:00pm (Doors open at 2:30pm)
Auburn House Concerts is looking forward to hosting Dick Hensold (2016, 2019) and Patsy O'Brien (2019) as returning artists.
Traditional Celtic music, but with unique and innovative arrangements, including a variety of songs from Britain and Ireland, accompanied by guitar and Northumbrian smallpipes (a quiet bagpipe from Northeast England), or various whistles. Also featuring traditional tunes from Cape Breton Island, Scotland, Ireland and Northumberland, with a good measure of original music in the traditional style.
"Long-awaited solo CD from North America’s foremost smallpiper presents Dick’s expressive piping in a variety of settings… Well presented with good notes…" —fRoots May 08, No.299
Patsy O'Brien, vocals, guitar. As well as supplying the driving guitar rhythms of Celtic/World Music diva Eileen Ivers' last European tour, and collaborating with many giants of the Celtic/World music scene (Paddy Keenan and Cathie Ryan among them), award-winning artist Patsy O'Brien hosts guitar workshops all over the country, and NPR saw fit to feature one of his song arrangements on the prestigious All Songs Considered. With 4 critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt, along with numerous live and studio collaborations, Patsy's songwriting reflects his penchant for seamless genre-hopping, and a strong interest in roots Americana as well as jazz.
Veteran Irish music critic Paul Dromey declared Patsy “Ireland's best-kept musical secret”.
Reservations are required.
Your entire contribution goes to the artist. You may arrive at 2:30pm, music starts at 3:00pm. Call 530/492-5424 or email info@AuburnHouseConcerts.org for reservations and directions.