Paddywhack

Paddywhack is a Lincoln based group that has performed folk music from the British Isles and North America for over 40 years. The band currently consists of  Dave Marsh and Terry Keefe, two of the original members, and new member, Jenn Duerr. Over the years they have maintained their distinct sound and unique flavor. The group plays a variety of jigs, hornpipes, polkas, and reels on a multitude of instruments and mix them up with precise vocal harmonies while singing sea shanties, ballads, and sing alongs. An evening with Paddywhack is likely to include sea shanties, beautiful ballads, robust pub songs, haunting tunes on pennywhistle, soulful songs on the hammered dulcimer and Irish fiddle, and intricate rhythms on the the bodhran.

Current Members of Paddywhack include:

Terry Keefe has been performing music for over 40 years with a number of musical ensembles. Based in Lincoln, Nebraska he has played a variety of musical styles such as bluegrass, blues, celtic, swing,  and cajun.  Terry has earned many awards including the 1982 Midwest fiddle championship and the 1982 Iowa state mandolin championship.

Dave Marsh plays banjo, bodhran, accordion, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, bones, spoons, and more. He is truly a talented performer and will get audiences going with his a bodhran solo or two. Originally from Schuyler, NE, Dave spent much of his youth in Omaha performing as a percussionist with the Omaha Youth Symphony.

Jenn Duerr is a musician and singer who has been working in bands for 20 years and has had a very simple goal for her life as a musician.   “I want to make live music happen everywhere I go”  She has played a variety of style of music over the years ranging from Punk to Bluegrass, from coast to coast and from Canada down to Mexico.   She has been playing folk music in old time and bluegrass bands, at jams and music festivals for the last 10 years. She lives a nomadic lifestyle and loves to travel with her family.  They have a home in central Mexico where they spend as much time as possible.

St. Paddy’s Day and Whinney Hills of Lietram

Band of Shearers

Tell Me Ma

Blood Red Roses

Cape Cod Girls

Nancy Whiskey

Paddywhack Photographic History

Terry Keefe, Dave Marsh, Derek Bell, Paddy Maloney, and Chris Sayre immediately following the Concert at the Lied Center in Lincoln on February 3, 2001

The Finale-February 3, 2001

                 

Videos                                     

Leave Her Johnny                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rA_jpb838o

Harp Without the crown        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGTRXe9-c4M

Mason’s Apron                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCrRrx8jS0s&feature=youtu.be