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John is available by arrangement solo, or in a duo
with singer, songwriter and master guitarist, Patsy O’Brien.
Brief Bio ~ John Redmond / Button Accordion, Concertina
John Redmond is an all-Ireland winner on button accordion, from Ballindaggin in County Wexford. A longtime resident of New York, he is one of the city’s most respected Irish musicians and teachers, a key player in the best local sessions.
John’s new CD, Box Sets, a luminous collection of his own compositions, is a testament to the places that have shaped his life and his art, and to his incredible skill as composer and musician. As the legendary Irish fiddler Kevin Burke noted “…his impeccable playing is only matched by his wonderful compositions. A remarkable feat.”
John is in demand as both teacher and performer, at festival and concert stages across the US. As Bill Margeson, of LiveIreland.com says “Make no mistake, this guy can play the box. Box Sets is a stunner and a keeper!”
Brief Bio ~ Patsy O’Brien / Guitar, Songs
Patsy O’Brien is an award winning songwriter with three critically acclaimed CDs to his credit, who has been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered. Patsy is also one of Irish music’s most respected guitar accompanists The Irish Examiner calls him “Ireland’s best-kept musical secret.”
Born in Co. Cork, Patsy began performing his genre-hopping, blues and jazz influenced originals in clubs throughout Ireland. He then took his extraordinary talents to the United States
His guitar playing moves from driving rhythm to delicate and melodic finger picking, drawing an astonishing range of emotion from his instrument. The Irish Times said,” Like a good wine, singer/songwriter Patsy O’Brien has let his musicianship flourish…. throaty vocals, languid guitar.”