Patrick Mangan

Patrick Mangan

Fiddler Patrick Mangan is from Brooklyn, New York, where the two-time All-Ireland champion studied with renowned fiddler and teacher Brian Conway. At sixteen, Patrick appeared in Riverdance – On Broadway, becoming the youngest fiddler in the show’s history. He currently tours with Riverdance as fiddle soloist and musical director.

Patrick has also toured with renowned Irish American vocalist Cathie Ryan, accordion virtuoso John Whelan, and Moya Brennan of Clannad fame. Noted Irish Echo and Wall Street Journal music critic, Earle Hitchner, has stated that he “embodies all that is admirable and durable about the Irish tradition in America.” Patrick has also been recognized for his own compositions, receiving first prize honors in the BMG sponsored World of Expression competition for his piece, “September Sky." This and 11 other tracks of brand new music are featured on Patrick's new album of globally inspired original Irish music called "Departures," available for download St. Patrick's Day March 17, 2015.