Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

Celtic Junction Arts Center

Best Cultural Center in North America –IrishCentral, 2018

836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55104

A 501(c)(3) organization

Patsy O'Brien in Concert, Nov 1

Music starts at 8pm. Advance tickets $12, $15 at the door. BUY TICKETS NOW

Award-winning, NPR-featured songwriter Patsy O'Brien's writing reflects his penchant for seamless genre-hopping, as well as showing off his critically acclaimed songwriting and guitar skills.

His song " Sacco and Vanzettti (Rise and Unite)" won Best Songwriting Award from the CT Folk Alliance in 2003.

As well as having supplied the driving guitar rhythms on Celtic/World Music diva Eileen Ivers' European tour of 2003, and frequently treading the boards and collaborating with many giants of the Celtic/World music scene (Paddy Keenan. Cathie Ryan and Teada among them), Patsy's songwriting reflects a strong interest in roots americana as well as Jazz influences .

With 4 critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt along with numerous live and studio collaborations, it's no surprise that Patsy's songwriting ability and guitar prowess are in demand (he hosts guitar workshops all over the country), and NPR saw fit to feature one of his song arrangements on the prestigious All Songs Considered.

Veteran Irish music critic Paul Dromey once declared Patsy "Ireland's best - kept musical secret.", after attending his opening performance for Kinky Friedman in Cork City some years back. 

"One of trad music’s outstanding singer guitarists. ." -Daniel Neely (Irish Echo)

"Like a good wine, guitarist and singer/songwriter Patsy O'Brien has let his musicianship flourish....throaty vocals, languid guitar." (IRISH TIMES)

For more information, visit patsyobrienswebsite.com