july, 2022

16jul8:00 pm10:00 pmPat Egan & Tim Britton Play for Paradiso 20th Anniversary8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Café Paradiso, 101 N Main Street, Fairfield, Iowa

Event Details

Celebrate Café Paradiso’s 20th year with the renowned duo that helped launch it – Tim Britton & Pat Egan!
This Saturday, July 16th at 8pm, Café Paradiso will be ground zero for the explosive reunion of world renowned Irish duo, guitarist/singer Pat Egan and local hero, Tim Britton. 20 years ago, Pat and Tim, along with Irish accordion icon Paddy O’Brien, as Chulrua, played the first concert on the then new Paradiso stage, a stage that has since hosted countless legends every week such as The Roches, Wendy Waldman, Geoff Muldaur, Bill Kirchen, David Olney, and Anais Mitchell. Celebrate this precious cultural hub with a pint of artisan stout, a glass of wine, or steamed milk to the tune of jigs, reels and songs from the Auld Sod, brought to you by a couple of the best in the biz.
As well as touring together for seven years as Chulrua, Tim and Pat have played for the last several decades with a dizzying array of the crème de la crème of the Irish music pantheon. It’s all too rare that Pat hallows our halls here. Hailing originally from Tipperary, Pat currently lives in Virginia, but spent a couple years here in Fairfield about fifteen years ago, leaving a trail of broken hearts. Pat is in demand as the driving force behind many’s the band on the East Coast, as well as singing his unique repertoire of ballads with one of the clearest and most beguiling voices in Irish music. Pat will be flying back from the Emerald Isle just in time to hop on another plane to Iowa. Tim has made Fairfield his home for almost forty years but grew up in a family central to the Philadelphia folk scene. He is known as one of the most striking stylists on the rare uillean pipes since breaking onto the scene in the mid seventies as a young prodigy. He appears on over forty albums on flute, tin whistle, mandolin and other instruments, as well as pipes. Together they will warm your hearts and challenge you to stay in your seats!
Admission will be $12 in advance (tickets available online and at Café Paradiso) or $15 at the door