|Birth name||Patrick Reilly|
18 October 1939 |
|Associated acts||The Dubliners|
Patrick 'Paddy' Reilly (not to be confused with Australian writer Paddy O'Reilly) (b. October 18, 1939 in Dublin) is an Irish folk singer and guitarist. He is one of Ireland's most famous balladeers and is best known for his renditions of "The Fields of Athenry" and "The Town I Loved So Well".
For years a solo performer, he joined The Dubliners in 1996 as a replacement for long-time member Ronnie Drew. He left the group after 9 years to move to New York (where he owns a number of pubs) in 2005 and was replaced by Patsy Watchorn.
He currently owns a number of bars in New York, including Paddy Reilly's on 29th Street and 2nd Avenue. (Paddy sold "Paddy Reilly's" to his former partner, Steve Duggan. According to Steve Duggan, as of April 1, 2013, the building and Bar have been sold to another individual. Paddy now lives in Naples, Florida and frequents O'Donoghue's Bar & Grill, Marco Island along with Paddy Murphys, 5th Avenue Naples.
- The Life of Paddy Reilly (1973)
- At Home (1974)
- The Town I Loved So Well (1975)
- Green Shamrock Shore (1980)
- The Fields of Athenry (1982)
- Live (1985)
- Greatest Hits Live (1985)
- Paddy Reilly's Ireland (1986)
- Come Back Paddy Reilly (1987)
- Now (1988)
- Sings the Songs of Ewan MacColl (1990)
- Gold and Silver Days (1991)
- Come Back Paddy Reilly (2003)