Wednesday Night Irish Music Byte
Patrick ‘Paddy’ Reilly (b. October 18, 1939 in Dublin) is an Irish folk singer and guitarist. He is one of Ireland’s most famous balladeers and is best known for his renditions of “The Fields of Athenry” and “The Town I Loved So Well”.
For years a solo performer, he joined The Dubliners in 1996 as a replacement for long time member Ronnie Drew. He left the group after 9 years to move to New York (where he owns a number of pubs) in 2005 and was replaced by Patsy Watchorn.
He currently owns a number of bars in New York, including Paddy Reilly’s on 29th Street and 2nd Avenue. (Paddy sold “Paddy Reilly’s” to his former partner, Steve Duggan.)
Please enjoy this wonderful video clip of Paddy Reilly playing Rocky Road To Dublin.