Patrick D'Arcy
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Patrick D'Arcy

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
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Patrick D'Arcy is an uilleann piper and whistle player hailing from Dublin, Ireland and has spent most of his musical life in California.

As well as recording and performing with local bands and producers in Los Angeles, Patrick tours regularly both in the US and internationally. He also participates in online recording sessions with artists all around the world.

Partick has appeared on numerous recordings over the years in all genres of music and has written music for TV. He has played for some familiar figures including Bono (U2), The Kennedy and Shriver Families, Quincy Jones, Daniel Lanois, Oprah Winfrey and David Foster.

He enjoys teaching the Uilleann pipes locally in California as well as at tionóil (gatherings) around the country and now via online methods, to a world wide student body.

In the early days of playing the Uilleann pipes he would venture to County Clare to attend the legendary "Willie Clancy Summer School" in Milltown Malbay, named after one of Irelands most influential pipers. Patrick's piping influences include the old masters such as Seamus Ennis, Willie Clancy and Tommy Reck as well as many contemporary players such as Liam O'Flynn, Mick O'Brien, Jimmy O'Brien-Moran and Ronan Browne.

He is a founding member of the Southern California Uilleann Pipers Club and creator of UilleannObsession.com

Patrick plays two main instruments, one in concert pitch by Koehler & Quinn and the other a "flat set" in B by Geoff Wooff.