Brought up in England, with a significant grounding in music in County Clare and now based in Laois, Patricia has worked with Spink Comhaltas for the last couple of years. Renowned for her innovative yet traditional style on both the fiddle and piano, she has impressed master musicians from all over the world.
With a BA Irish Music and Dance and an MA Irish Music Performance Patricia’s role within Spink is to develop musicianship skills for our junior members. This entails theory, music appreciation, history, developing repertoire, composition and music arrangement skills.
Patricia has also produced an album with international band, The Outside Track and has performed worldwide as part of many acts, featuring alongside bands such as Altan, The Chieftains and At First Light. Her debut solo album, ‘The Lark’s March‘ was bred of a love of the older tunes and traditions in Co. Clare, many of them having never been recorded before.
Patricia wrote and delivered the syllabus for Music Theory, University of Limerick, 2009-2011, and was also Cultural Ambassador for Ireland to Japan, 2011.