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 14

Music begins at 7:30pm. Advance tickets $12, $15 at the door. BUY TICKETS

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 supplying the driving guitar rhythms on Celtic/World Music diva Eileen Ivers' last European tour, and frequently treading the boards and collaborating with many giants of the Celtic/World music scene (Paddy Keenan. Cathie Ryan 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 declares Patsy "Ireland's best - kept musical secret.", after attending his opening performance for Kinky Friedman some years back.

Between playing with symphonies across the country, hosting workshops, writing for theater and producing albums for other artists, Patsy relishes the opportunity to sit down and "just play the songs I love".