Andrew and Jules from Paddy’s Whiskers relocated to the Isle of Skye in Spring 2019.
Paddy’s Whiskers are a full time, professional duo, based on the Isle of Skye, who play an exciting high energy mix of Irish, Scottish and American folk music and song. They perform at festivals, gigs, ceilidhs, barn dances, weddings and parties.
Andrew plays banjo, mandola, mandolin and guitar and sings. Jules plays fiddle and border bagpipes and also sings. Andrew and Jules spent over a dozen years travelling around Europe in a bus, busking and gigging for a living before settling in Devon to raise their young boy and to have more musical adventures. They also teach banjo, mandola, mandolin, guitar and fiddle…. Andrew is the band’s resident DJ for after show parties.
When they were living and working in Devon….
Marcus played cajon (a Peruvian percussion instrument derived from a tea chest – often used in flamenco) and guitar. He is also a poet, artist and the talent behind Paddy’s Whiskers graphic design and layout for logos, backdrops, CDs etc.
Our occasional fourth member (and bass player) is Simon who plays five string bass like nobody else…a brilliant and talented musician who has toured widely playing a variety of different styles, he also has a deep baritone voice for backing vocals and harmonies (and a wicked sense of humour!!).