Feature: Minnesota’s Irish Ambassadors

cst Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien  27361Paddy and Erin were interviewed for a wonderful profile in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press for March 2013, when both released new books, Paddy’s memoir, THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH, and Erin’s new crime novel, THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN. Mary Ann Grossman of the Pioneer Press wrote a detailed story about their development as artists over the past thirty years.

Saint Paul, MN 03/02/13  — Erin Hart and Paddy O’Brien met on a September night in 1981 on the stage of MacCafferty’s Irish pub on Grand Avenue. Erin had just returned from studying in Ireland and Paddy was performing with a trio playing traditional Irish music.

Three decades later, this red-haired woman who grew up in Rochester, Minn., and her soft-spoken Irish husband are leaders of the Irish-American arts community, known for their music and writing.

Read the full story here at TwinCities.com.