Patty Furlong

Ever since she received her first bright red Paolo Soprani, Patty Furlong has been lighting up the traditional music scene with her driving, full-bodied button-accordion.

A winner of  All-Ireland titles and founding member of the world famous Cherish the Ladies, she has also shared the stage with luminaries such as the Chieftains during their Northeast tour in 1996.

In both her solo performances and as a member of the new band, Coolmagort, she demonstrates brilliant improvisation with sound traditional roots.

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Traditional Irish Music on Button Accordion

Patty Furlong's debut solo CD of 29 jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas!

Critics say...

"...playing an old fashioned button accordion and honoring the dance momentum of old jigs and reels as she festoons the melodies with improvisations... a highly recommended concert."
- The New York Times

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