Pat Garvey

Irish Folk Musician

 

 

 

 

Biography          Tour Schedule          CDs          Bookings

 

 

Biography

Pat Garvey has been playing Irish folk music in the Washington D.C. area since 1978.  A native of Hungry Hill ("Home of the Irish") in Springfield, Massachusetts, he moved to D.C. to join a folk group called "The Gaels".  Pat began a solo career in 1984 appearing in clubs and festivals throughout the U.S. when in 1994 he signed on with "Brendan's Voyage", a duo with keyboard artist Fergus Kennedy.  After a stint as the owner of Mrs. O'Leary's Irish Pub in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Pat Garvey is back as a full time performer and may be seen at such venues as The Dubliner in Washington D.C.; Murphy's Irish Pub in Alexandria, Virginia; The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, VA;  Celtic House in Arlington, Virginia;  Mullaney's Harp and Fiddle in Pittsburgh, Pa.and Kevin Barry's Irish Pub in Savannah, Georgia.  Stop in for a pint and be ready to sing along!

In May 2015, Washington Post columnist John Kelly, interviewed and recorded Pat Garvey singing "The Wall", which is a song written by Tim Murphy about the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, DC.  A very moving song and so appropriate for Memorial Day.  If you have a father, husband, son, daughter, brother, cousin, friend, classmate that died in the Vietnam War, you owe it to yourself to listen to this song.  This song is also available on Pat Garvey's CD, "A Rose, a Letter, a Poem".  See below for CD.  The direct link to this Washington Post article and video of Pat performing "The Wall" is here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/how-did-a-song-about-the-vietnam-wall-forge-a-deep-connection/2015/05/24/7ccfe042-00ae-11e5-8b6c-0dcce21e223d_story.html

 

 

 Tour Schedule

2015-2016 Tour Schedule

updated 12/12/2015

(make sure to check venue website as changes sometimes occur!)

 

 
2015 2015
Dec 8-12 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
Dec 13-19 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Dec 26 The City Line Cafe, Springfield, MA
2016 2016
1/2/2016 Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, VA
1/5-9 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
1/10-16 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
1/22-23 The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, MD
1/28-31 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
2/1 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
2/9-13 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
2/28-29 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
3/1-5 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
3/6-7 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
3/10-14 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
3/17-19 Celtic House, Arlington, VA
3/25-26 Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, VA
3/27-31 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
4/1-2 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
4/5-9 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
4/18-24 Kevin Barrys Irish Pub, Savannah, GA
4/29-30 The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, MD
5/1 O'Connell's , Old Town, Alex, VA 
5/3-7 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
5/8-14 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
5/19-21 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
5/22-28 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
5/29-30 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
6/3-4 Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, VA
6/7-11 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
6/16-20 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
6/26-30 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
7/1-2 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
7/5-9 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
7/21-23 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
7/25-31 Kevin Barrys Irish Pub, Savannah, GA
8/5-6 Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, VA
8/9-13 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
8/14 O'Connell's , Old Town, Alex, VA 
8/21/-27 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
9/6-10 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
9/18-24 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
9/30 The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, MD
10/1 The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, MD
10/2 O'Connell's , Old Town, Alex, VA 
10/4-8 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
10/14-15 The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, MD
10/27-31 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
11/8-12 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
11/17 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
11/20-26 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
11/28-30 Kevin Barrys Irish Pub, Savannah, GA
12/1-4 Kevin Barrys Irish Pub, Savannah, GA
12/6-10 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA
12/11-17 The Dubliner, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
12/23 Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, VA
12/27-30 Murphy's Pub, Old Town Alexandria, VA

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Bookings

 

Phone:  703-303-4755

Email:  PATGRV125@aol.com

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CDs 

 

1. (Still Waiting at) The Wall.  Tim Murphy   2.  South Winds   O'Carolan   3. Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake   McNulty Family   4. Reels: Moving Cloud, Canadian Reel  Traditional   5. Jolly Roving Tar   Traditional     6. Hornpipes: Willum's, Sweeps.   Traditional    7. Jig: Tripping up the Stairs    Traditional     8. Darling Little Girl from Clare   Percy French     9. Lady from Bendigo    Eric Bogle     10. Brendan's Lullaby   Joseph B. Garvey     11.  Mary Ellen Carter    Stan Rogers

 

CD $15  Order by emailing PATGRV125@aol.com  or calling 703-303-4755

1. Winds of Morning    T. Makem     2.  Immigrant Eyes    Guy Clarke/Roger Murrah     3.  Boogie Reel/Flogging reel     4.  Lough the Boat Song     5. Coal Town Road   A Mac Gillinray     6. Botany Bay   B Warfield     7. Bridget O'Malley     8. Jack Haggerty     9.  General Guinness     10.  Donegal Reel/Sally Gardens     11. Water is Wide     12.  O'Carolan's Medley  Planxty Irwin/O'Carolan's Draught  Morgan Megan/O'Carolan's Concerto     13.  When the Boys Come Rolling Home   T. Sands

 

CD $15  Order by emailing PATGRV125@aol.com  or calling 703-303-4755

1. The Boys from the County Cork     2.  Come by the Hills     3.  Goodbye Mick     4.  Battle of New Orleans     5. Donegal/wind that Shakes the Barley     6. Sing of the Sea     7. The Frost is all Over     8.  Gentle Annie     9. Rocky Top     10.  Join the British Army     11.  Bonnie Kate/Jenny's Chicken

 

 

CD $15  Order by emailing PATGRV125@aol.com  or calling 703-303-4755

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