West O'Clare - Pat Kane & Irish Band
Pat Kane is a seasoned showman, being a singer, dancer, actor, and instrumentalist since childhood. On his farm in the hill country of the Canisteo River, he was raised in the traditions of the Grange and of his Irish family. Pat’s cousins still run the family farm in West Clare, Ireland, which Pat visits often. Hence, the name of his company, West o’Clare.
PAT KANE IS A HARDWORKING, FULL TIME SOLOIST who may entertain for hours without a break or repeat. On fiddle, guitar, and bodhran, he plays jigs, reels, square dances, and hundreds of ballads from Ireland and America.
He has written many fine songs and knows a host of modern selections as well. Pat is often called “the best there is” and has twice won first place for singing at the NYC Fleadh Cheoil. He has produced a good number of albums and hosts a weekly Irish radio show in Elmira New York.
Pat is a gifted dance instructor and caller, for squares, ceili, and other styles. He often dances and calls at the same time, or can also fiddle and call at once.