Paddy’s Whiskers are honoured to play many gigs, barn dances and ceilidhs at weddings, parties and private functions in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and across the South West.
In the winter months, we take time off from private functions to write and rehearse new material, and to play a series of public gigs – when we can play our full range or Irish, American, Celtic and original material to our friends and fans.
Winter 2016/17 has been an exceptional time for us..starting with a long sold out New Year’s Eve party at The Boathouse, Paignton.
What an awesome night we had – three hours of live music, bagpipes at midnight, a rocking crowd, Andrew from the Whiskers DJing,,, and a rebooking for NYE 2018…
Then in mid-January we were lucky enough to be asked to play a ceilidh for Kerry and James at Muddifords Court, Cullompton. Kerry and James had previously been to a couple of our public gigs, so it was great to meet them again. The venue was stunning:
The bride and groom:
and the party went long into the night, live music, barn dancing, DJ, surprises for the guests….
Then in February we played our annual winter warmer afternoon gig, back at The Boathouse. We love this gig as it gives us a chance to try out new material. The venue is close to our home, so all our friends come along…it was packed. Fun…and at these afternoon gigs, Blake (120 year old son of Andrew and Jules) gets to play a couple of numbers with the band.
And then..the madness that is St. Patrick’s Day. Always busy for Paddy’s Whiskers because we play and love Irish music..this year was the fifth in a row at The Snooty Fox, St. Marychurch, Torquay. What a day…what a night!
The morning kicked off with a live slot on BBC Radio Devon…at 7:15am!! And the reporter posted a live video of us playing a couple of jigs..you can see the film
4.8 thousand hits and rising…..
We’d have dressed up if we knew he was gonna bring a camera! That’s our boy Blake on whistle.
And the Snooty Fox in the evening..a set long on Irish Tunes, well known songs (Dirty Old Town, Irish Rover, Wild Rover, Whiskey In The Jar) and fast and furious jigs and reels. Perhaps the busiest night ever at the pub…wild. Everybody dancing from 9pm til well past midnight. Guinness flowing..The picture at the top of this post is from the night.
Thank you everybody who made the night such a success. We’ll be back. March 17th 2018.