Day 317 Paddy Berry (Photo A Day 2012)

 

This is Paddy Berry a traditional singer from Co Wexford, Ireland. Born and raised in Scar, Duncormick, he now lives in Drinagh, on the outskirts of Wexford Town. Paddy is a well known performer of local Wexford ballads, as well as a songwriter and song and folklore collector. He has made an undaunted contribution to the revival of traditional music, song and dance in Ireland over the past fifty years.

Paddy is a revered member Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann for nearly five decades and has been involved in various cultural education initiatives. His labour of love has been recognised by fellow musicians and also earned Paddy a special lifetime achievement award the president of Ireland, Mary McAleese, in 2003.

Paddy Berry was at the Geordie Hanna traditional singing weekend in Derrytresk Co Tyrone

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