Alex Caton and Pat Egan – St. Patrick’s Day Fun!
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March 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Alex Caton and Pat Egan met in the late nineties while both living in Asheville, NC. They quickly formed a close friendship and musical partnership that combined their mutual love and respect for traditional music of Ireland and the Appalachian Mountains. They have been playing ever since. Like earlier immigrants from Ireland and Great Britain, these ex-pats from across the pond choose to settle in musically rich areas along the Appalachian Mountains. They brought aspects of their own cultural and musical heritage with them but kept a keen ear and open mind to learning new styles.
The culmination of Alex and Pat’s years of dedication to the traditions of Irish and old time music and their chemistry together after over a decade of playing as a duo can best be appreciated by hearing them perform live. Their sound is magical. Pat’s rhythmic drive on the guitar coupled with Alex’s subtle and lyrical, yet earthy, fiddling will transport you. Perhaps the most captivating of all is hearing Pat’s warm voice coupled with Alex’s harmonies. Pat and Alex proudly released their first duo album simply titled, Pat Egan and Alex Caton: Fiddle Tunes and Ballads, in 2011. Pat also recently contributed to Alex’s celebrated new coal mining album, Never Take a Daisy Down the Mine.