Singer & songwriter, Patsy Farrell, will always be remembered for his talent, passion and love for Irish music, song and dance. In his memory and name we have put together eight nights of Traditional Irish music, song and dance throughout the Longford & Westmeath area to keep alive and regenerate Trad music in our region.
We have over 20 events of Irish traditional music song & dance nights throughout the Longford & Westmeath region, all free events & all are welcome to join in with the ceol agus craic!
Pasty a native of Rathown, Co. Westmeath (1929 - 2002) found his passion for Irish music while serving with the Irish Army where he joined the 6th Battalion Pipe Band in The Custom Barracks.
During the late 1960s and 1970s he worked in England and toured Irish clubs and places of entertainment with his Connolly Folk Group, singing rebel ballads and Irish national songs. He composed many of these himself, including the famous Ballad of Máire Drumm which he sang with great feeling and "Bridget McCann".
Patsy continued his song writing and performing where his hit songs "Where the Three Counties Meet", 'Road to Abbeyshrule', 'Willow Green Willow" and "Christmas Time in Ireland" were composed. Brendan Shine topped the Irish charts in 1973 with Pasty's "Where the Three Counties Meet", which is performed today by all the top touring country bands of Ireland. In 1974 Shine topped the charts again with another Patsy Farrell composed song, 'Road to Abbeyshrule'.
Singer & Songwriter Patsy Farrell on the left
Traditional Irish, Ballads, Reabel
Where the Three Counties Meet, Road to Abbeyshrule