Paddy Martin Musician

Leinster bagpiping solos

24th March 2018: I took part in the Leinster solos today in bagpiping, though it had been almost ten or so years since my last


12th October 2017 Reeded a Kingwood uilleann chanter in C that I’d been making during the week for a talented young piper.

New York

4th – 12th December 2017 Visited New York. Checked out the music sessions, visited relatives…….and had a date!

Drogheda Orchestral Collective

15th December 2017 Joined Drogheda Orchestral Collective for a rendition of the Braveheart Suite on uilleann pipes at An Tain Theatre Dundalk. It went down

New bagpipes

October 2017 Acquired a custom set of Mopane bagpipes made by Gibson Bagpipes, Ohio. Have now enjoyed playing them in and performing on them at

New Year’s Eve

31st dec 2017 Piped in the new year at Dundalk’s Spirit Store (great fun) I included a version of ‘Clocks’ by Coldplay, ‘The Final Countdown’

Martin McGuinness funeral

On 23rd march 2017 I had the honour of playing for deputy first Minister Martin McGuinness’ funeral in his home town of Derry. I was

Feile an Phobail

I’m looking forward to playing with Belfast singer Ursula Burns as support at Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland’s concert which takes place on 3rd August

Camhanach to perform at The Argory

The new band formed by myself and Mark Carmichael will be among the entertainers at The National Trust’s ‘Tartan Sunday’ at The Argory, Derrycaw Rd,

President McAleese’s Garden Party

On 12th July I had the honour of piping at Aras an Uachtarain for the President’s annual 12th of July party. The weather was beautiful