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Hailing from Cork, award-winning songwriter and much sought-after guitarist Patsy O’Brien is renowned for his ability to meld songwriting and guitar styles seamlessly. It’s a trait that caught the attention of NPR who featured his arrangement of The Star Of The County Down on their All Songs Considered program.


Patsy has traversed the globe accompanying, creating and recording with some of the giants of Irish music. His travels hosting guitar and songwriting workshops have led him to formulate his ideas into lessons and one-on-one sessions based on his years of experience answering the questions and queries of an ever-growing band of music-lovers.

“Falls in the void between Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson. An Irish Robbie Robertson” (New Haven Advocate)

Patsy O'Brien has performed in 46 of the 50 states and traditionally averages 100+ performances per year.  His most recent appearances include Spanish Peaks Celtic Festival CO, St Paul Irish Fair MN, and the Butte Montana Ri Ra Irish Festival.


Join us as we welcome back award-winning songwriter, guitarist and Cork native Patsy O’Brien to the CFO virtual stage on Sunday, October 25 at 5 pm EST.

September 6, 2020


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Venmo: @Patsysongs1


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