Patrick Davey

About Patrick Davey

Patrick Davey is from Belfast, and is a respected performer, teacher and composer of traditional Irish music. He is a Senior All-Ireland uilleann pipes champion and is the Senior Examiner for the Irish traditional music examinations of The London College of Music. Along with his wife Bronagh, Patrick runs his own school of traditional music in West Belfast, Davey Music, which is producing a new generation of young traditional Irish musicians. Patrick has been composing traditional Irish music for many years and his compositions have been performed and recorded by many musicians. Patrick is also has a background in classical music and holds a BMus degree as well as an MA in Baroque Performance.

In 2003 Patrick composed Aifreann Feirste, the first Irish language Mass setting from Belfast, which has been performed live on RTÉ television. Patrick has recently published the first two volumes of his collection of original traditional Irish music 'Tunes of Note' and he regularly produces collections of music for students and other tutors. Patrick is a member of the folk group 'Beyond the Pale' and is a founder member of 'The Blackstaff Céilí Band'. He has performed and recorded with many well-known musicians over the years, including Craobh Rua, The Belfast Harp Orchestra and The Irish Rovers.

Patrick is the Musical Director of the West Belfast branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Loch Lao, where he prepares young musicians for public performances, competitions and many other events throughout the year. He also teaches traditional music in a number of local schools in Belfast, and is very much in demand as a performer, tutor, composer and adjudicator of traditional music.

Patrick has been performing traditional Irish music at weddings for many years and currently works with a wide range of professional musicians across many genres, to provide memorable wedding music performances that will complement every part of the wedding day.

Irish Rovers
Patrick performing with The Irish Rovers in Belfast's Waterfront Hall in 2010:
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Patrick Davey & Janet Harbison 2012
Patrick performing with the legendary Irish harper Janet Harbison in 2012:
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Patrick Davey 'Port na bPúcaí'
Patrick plays the slow air 'Port na bPúcaí' on the uilleann pipes:
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