" I can imagine a wonderful evening of stories, songs and good humour with plenty of time to admire the musicianship". (WHISPERINANDHOLLERIN.COM)
Like a good wine, guitarist and singer/songwriter Patsy O'Brien has let his musicianship flourish.... throaty vocals, languid guitar. (IRISH TIMES)
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Irish Guitar is a smart, stylish offering from one of trad musicʼs outstanding singer guitarists. - Dan Neely (Irish Echo NY)Listen
"Songs strong enough to stand alone - let's hear it for the boy!!" -Siobhan Long (Hot Press)Listen
"Easily one of the best local releases of last year" (NEW HAVEN REGISTER)Listen
"Foot stomping and ocean breezy - falls into the void between Robbie Robertson and Van Morrison"-New Haven RegisterListen
"Mancuso's playing is charismatic and well versed in various styles, O'Brien's backing is tight, and together they created a fine traditional album." - FolkWorldListen
11,12,13 - Irish Fair St Paul MN with The Hibs, and Matt Mancuso. Check schedule here.
26 - Emily, MN . Oiutdoor solo show.
23,24,25 - An original musical play written and performed by Screen Porch Prodsuctions Inc in Emily MN. Songs, lyrics and score by Patsy O'Brien
13- Solo FREE show at The Underground Music Cafe, Falcon Heights, St Paul MN
5- with The Lonesome Bluebirds. Electric/Acoustic blues duo at The Underground Music Cafe, Falcon Heights, St Paul MN
12- with Captain Kaliber & The Drunken Landladies.Best Traditional Irish Music group in the world. Ever. @ The Underground Music Cafe, Falcon Heights, St Paul MN
29-Dec 2- with The Cathie Ryan Band. Christmas Tour. Details here soon.
8-18 -- with The Cathie Ryan Band. Christmas Tour. Details here soon.