Spending Time with Patrick Mangan

Fiddle player from Riverdance, The show!

Watch a short Celtic Episode with Patrick Here!

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Patrick's Music Suggestions

Patrick shared some of his favorite fiddle players who have inspired him and countless others. 

  • Michael Coleman

    Born in County Sligo, Ireland and was a major exponent of the Sligo fiddle style. 

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  •  Martin Hayes is an Irish fiddler from County Clare.  

    “In the decades to come, we’ll surely talk of having seen this man in the way others talk of Miles Davis or Jimi Hendrix or John Coltrane.”

    — The Irish Times



  • Cathal Sean Hayden

      an Irish fiddle and banjo player of note. He was born on 13 July 1963, in the village of the Rock, County Tyrone in an area immersed in traditional music.


  • Andy McGann

     The son of Sligo immigrants to New York, for a wave of younger fiddle players, particularly in the U.S., McGann’s music helped fire a passionate love affair with the fascinating and now much-studied Sligo style.


  • The Gloaming

    The Gloaming is a contemporary Irish/American music group, formed in 2011 by musicians Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, Thomas Bartlett. They have made two studio albums, The Gloaming and The Gloaming 2.

  • Kevin Burke

    An Irish master fiddler considered one of the finest living Irish fiddlers.  For nearly four decades he has been at the forefront of Irish traditional music and Celtic music, performing and recording with the seminal groups The Bothy Band, Patrick Street, and the Celtic Fiddle Festival. 

  • Liz Carroll

    an Irish-American fiddler and composer. She is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship Award. Carroll and collaborator Irish guitarist John Doyle were nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010. 

  • More about Patrick

    Patrick Mangan was the youngest fiddle player in the history of Riverdance.  He is a 2-time all Ireland fiddle champion.  

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