Dublin’s Peadar Hickey has been delivering the songs of Ireland’s history to audiences at home and abroad for over a decade. A regular fixture on the Dublin city folk and traditional music circuit, Peadar learned his trade on stage at The Arlington Hotel’s, Oliver St John Gogarty’s and The Temple Bar in Dublin’s Cultural Quarter.
On a visit to The Catskills Irish Arts Week in 2010, Peadar decided to take his music to New York City. Since arriving in the United States, Peadar has been busy performing with many of the finest Irish musicians New York City including Ivan Gough, Matt Mancuso and Tipperary banjo player, Pio Ryan.
Peadar’s songs and traditional guitar accompaniment have already landed him on stages in all of New York’s five boroughs and as far away as St Louis, Mizzouri. On St Patrick’s Day 2013, Peadar was invited to join All-Ireland winning accordion player Martin O’Connell in a performance at the New York Mayor’s residence – Gracie Mansion.
Peadar is currently an instructor of guitar for traditional Irish accompaniment at the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan.