Paddy O’Brien & Paul Wehling

Paddy and Paul began playing together at Kieran’s Irish Pub, and over the years have developed a wonderfully complementary style, with Paddy on button accordion, and Paul on bouzouki, banjo, guitar, and vocals.

Paul Wehling was a founding member of Clumsy Lovers, a band which dominated the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Irish/Celtic music scene in the early 1990s, made two recordings and won a Minnesota Music Award. He also founded a Celtic music trio, the Blackbirds, with Sean Egan and Sam Adams, and is a highly sought-after accompanist.

In addition to their longstanding gig at Kieran’s, Paddy and Paul have played the highly-regarded Showcase series at the Riverview Cafe and Wine Bar in Minneapolis, and the Moorhead Celtic Festival, and numerous other community events. Paddy and Paul  were joined by fiddler Tom Schaefer and traditional singer Erin Hart for their 2011 debut recording, THE SAILOR’S CRAVAT.