"Patrick is one of the top young fiddlers playing Irish music anywhere in the world today, playing with a maturity and style beyond his years."
- Oisín Mac Diarmada
"Patrick has a gift of pulling forth a melody and playing with it, creating a story that draws the listener in with subtle wit coupled with an easy virtuosity. It is rare to hear so young a player have such a strong and unique point of view and yet his music still draws from a rich fiddle tradition of musicians that have influenced him. If you want to hear the next generation of American-Irish fiddler—don’t miss hearing Patrick Finley."
- Katherine Irwin Thomas
Patrick Finley from Atlanta, Georgia is a 2-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. Patrick chose to play the fiddle at an early age and joined the Atlanta Irish Music School when he was four years old. As Patrick advanced in his playing, he sought out other influences and became a student of Oisín Mac Diarmada from Sligo, Ireland.
Patrick’s unique style of play has strong influences from both Sligo, where his family is from, and Clare. His interpretation of tunes is a result of paying close attention to each note and phrase, combining technical ability with an expressive style to create a truly wonderful performance.
Patrick has been invited as a guest solo artist to play with some of the most renowned bands in Irish Music today such as; Altan, The Pride of New York and The Brock McGuire Band. He has also opened shows for Celtic Thunder singers, Emmet Cahill and Damian McGinty. Recently, he recorded on and designed the CD Music for Mercy, a charity CD organized by Haley Richardson.