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Paddy O'Brien

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in Castlebarnagh, Daingean, Co Offaly, Ireland



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Paddy O’Brien is an Irish traditional musician and noted collector. In a musical career spanning more than 50 years, he has collected more than 3,000 compositions – jigs, reels, hornpipes, airs, and marches, including many rare and unusual tunes. He is a master of the two-row button accordion and received the Gradam Ceoil Traditional Composer of the Year Award in 2012. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the United States with his wife, crime writer Erin Hart .

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