BBC Radio Scotland
Celtic Connections
3 Feb 2013, Glasgow
Paddy Callaghan
Paddy Callaghan
Sun 3 Feb 2013 The Royal Conservatoire
Winner, Young Trad 2013

Paddy Callaghan is a multi-instrumentalist from Glasgow who learned his trade under the legendary Frank McArdle and The St. Roch’s Ceili Band. Despite playing Trad music on the Button Accordion, Harp and Concertina, Paddy has also managed to find time to play in successful Rockabilly/Cajun band ‘The Chihuahuas’ and be an experimental visionary as a ‘Trad Disco’ or ‘Trisco’ DJ.

As a more conventional DJ, Paddy hosts his own Radio show ‘Trad with Pad’ on Celtic Music Radio every Tuesday evening from 6-7pm. Professionally, Paddy is a full-time Development worker for Comhaltas Ceoltoírí Éireann who promote Irish traditional culture worldwide.

Paddy Callaghan is a multi-instrumentalist from Glasgow who learned his trade under the legendary Frank McArdle and The St. Roch’s Ceili Band. Despite playing Trad music on the Button Accordion, Harp and Concertina, Paddy has also managed to find time to play in successful Rockabilly/Cajun band ‘The Chihuahuas’ and be an experimental visionary as a ‘Trad Disco’ or ‘Trisco’ DJ.

As a more conventional DJ, Paddy hosts his own Radio show ‘Trad with Pad’ on Celtic Music Radio every Tuesday evening from 6-7pm. Professionally, Paddy is a full-time Development worker for Comhaltas Ceoltoírí Éireann who promote Irish traditional culture worldwide.

Paddy Callaghan at BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year