CD marks 20 years for 2 Pad­dys

The Glengarry News - - News - BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON News Staff

To cel­e­brate their 20th an­niver­sary of work­ing to­gether, The 2 Pad­dys are pre­par­ing to launch a new CD.

Paddy Kelly of Maxville and Pat Ma­her of Wake­field have long been en­ter­tain­ing au­di­ences with their unique blend of Celtic and tra­di­tional mu­sic. But al­though they per­form fairly reg­u­larly, they are not very pro­lific in the record­ing stu­dio. In­deed, as Mr. Kelly tells it, their last al­bum was 10 years ago.

“We’d been talk­ing about a new al­bum for a while,” says Mr. Kelly, 60. “Pat re­al­ized we’d been to­gether 20 years and thought it would be nice to do an an­niver­sary al­bum.”

And so, last fall, the pair got to­gether at Stove Stu­dio in Chelsea and put to­gether a new 10- track al­bum. On it, Mr. Kelly plays the gui­tar, tin whis­tle, fid­dle, tenor banjo, and bodhran while Mr. Ma­her plays bass, gui­tar, Irish bouzouki, and dou­ble- bass. The pair will launch their CD,

20 Years, at the Alexan­dria Curling Club on Sun­day, March 3, from 2- 5 p. m.

Mr. Kelly is a two- time in­ductee of the Glen­garry Celtic Mu­sic Hall of Fame, once as an in­di­vid­ual and an­other as a mem­ber of the Bri­gadoons.

For his part, Mr. Ma­her says that he and Mr. Kelly have had a num­ber of ad­ven­tures since they started play­ing to­gether two decades ago. Though they’re a main­stay at the High­land Games, he says one of his most mem­o­rable gigs was per­form­ing at a curling bon­spiel for Hol­stein farm­ers in Eastern On­tario.

“It was one of our first gigs,” he says.

New ten-track al­bum is duo’s first re­lease in a decade

NEW CD: The 2 Pad­dys, a main­stay at sev­eral pub­lic events in­clud­ing the High­land Games, will launch a CD that cel­e­brates the duo’s 20th an­niver­sary.

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