Fiddler Patrick Mangan is from Brooklyn, New York. The two-time All-Ireland champion studied with renowned player and teacher, Brian Conway. He was also mentored by the late Sligo fiddle legends Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. At sixteen, Patrick appeared in Riverdance on Broadway, becoming the youngest fiddle player in the show’s history. Since then, he has performed with Riverdance at some of the most prestigious venues around the globe, as a featured soloist from 2006 through the present. He has dazzled audiences across the US, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Africa, Israel, Australia, and New Zealand. He has also toured with Celtic music luminaries John Whelan and Cathie Ryan.
Noted Irish Echo and Wall Street Journal music critic, Earle Hitchner, has stated that Patrick "embodies all that is admirable and durable about the Irish tradition in America." Other accolades include first prize honors for instrumental composition in the BMG-sponsored World of Expression competition in 2002 for his piece “September Sky,” available as a free download on the Music page of this site.
Mangan is currently venturing into uncharted territories, pushing boundaries on the electric violin, playing alongside some of NYC's top DJ's in the club scene.
His debut CD, “Farewell to Ireland” is available now.
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