English Ballad Singing

Date: Sunday 4th February 2024.
Location: Newport National School.
Registration: 1.45pm
Workshop: 2pm - 3pm.

Paddy Joe Tighe

Paddy Joe hails from the village of Ardery in the parish of Aghamore, co. Mayo. He is an accordion player, tin whistle player, lilter and singer who now lives in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo.  Paddy Joe was steeped in a family musical tradition as well as that of his locality.  His mother Kate played the accordion.  His love of music and his generous spirit have led to many musical friendships among both the settled and traveller communities, including the legendary Pecker Dunne & Margaret Barry.  His detailed reminiscences are interspersed with tunes on the accordion and tin whistle as well as songs, reflecting Paddy Joe’s rich & unique legacy of style & repertoire, and his thoughtful approach to the place of music in his life. His repertoire of songs knows no end and has a song for just about every occasion.