Professional Irish Entertainer (Singing, Comedy, Guitar) based in Dubai, UAE. Originally from Monasterevin in Co. Kildare and heavy Kerry influence from my Dad (accordion, from Kenmare). I’ve opened for Sharon Shannon, Damien Dempsey, Sharon Corr, The Saw Doctors, The Committments, Ardal O’Hanlon (comedian) and many other great Irish acts in pubs and at festivals around the Middle East and in Europe.
I’ve been playing for 20 years although my guitar playing is still mostly the 4 chord trick! I enjoy performing the usual Irish Ballads and party favorites plus some of the repertoire of the great Kildare man Christy Moore! I also play some piano and love getting the crowd reared up with some funny parodies and other songs I’ve written. I am sometimes joined on stage by great Irish friends here - accordion / fiddle / banjo - for trad sessions.
Recently I’ve decided to learn the Irish Tenor Banjo so I can join in the sessions in a different way! You can see some of my "less traditional" performances on youtube or at www.paddyman.com. Cheers!