Paddy Berry

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Paddy Berry (Patrick Joseph Berry), born 12 October 1937, is a traditional Irish singer from Wexford, Ireland. Born and raised in Scar, Duncormick, Paddy Berry now lives in Drinagh, on the outskirts of Wexford Town. Paddy is a well known performer of local Wexford ballads, as well as a songwriter and song and folklore collector. He has made an undaunted contribution to the revival of traditional music, song and dance in Ireland over the past fifty years.

Paddy has been a revered member of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann for nearly five decades and has been involved in various cultural education initiatives. His labour of love has been recognised by fellow musicians and also earned Paddy a special lifetime achievement award the president of Ireland, Mary McAleese, in 2003.

Paddy Berry has published three recordings and two print collections of County Wexford Ballads.

Paddy is the second of nine children and his youngest brother Phil is also a well-known traditional singer.


  • Wexford Ballads. Foillstheoiri Cois Slaine, 1982
  • More Wexford Ballads. Wexford. 1987


  • Paddy Berry sings Wexford Ballads (1985)
  • Sing Us a Song Paddy (1999)
  • Sing Again Paddy (2005)

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