Artists guide:
Dublin, Ireland
Paddy Casey

Paddy Casey was born in Dublin, Ireland. He got his first guitar when he was 11 as well as a book on fingerpicking. Casey’s first album called ‘Amen (so be it)’ was released in 1999 on Sony. After this release he toured with acts like The Pretenders, R.E.M, Ian Brown, Blondie, Tracey Chapman, Reef, David Grey, Ani Difranco, and Elliot Smith. His next album, ‘Living,’ went on to becoming one of the biggest selling albums in Ireland ever, going 15 times platinum. Since his most recent album, ‘The Secret Life Of…’, he has released two new singles: ‘’Everything Must Change” and “Turn This Ship Around” both to be taken from his upcoming album out this year.

His new album is his most ambitious to date – a double album with about 25 songs. One side is upbeat and band-driven, and the other side is a stripped down acoustic affair with some nice strings. His best work to date, it is in the final days of production and should be released this summer.

 

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outdoors
Poddle Park

Poddle Park is a nice place to chill. Even though the river is so shallow you have to lay down to get wet on a hot summer day!” – Paddy Casey

Páirc an Phoitéil, Kimmage Dublin, Ireland 12
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venue
Whelan’s

“My favorite local bar and drink is Whelan’s. I have great memories so many mental nights of fun and music.” – Paddy Casey

“Whelan’s is a hub for all kinds of creative folk in Dublin. It has an incredibly rich history with artists who have performed and socialised there over the years, everyone from Hozier, Glen Hansard to Ed Sheeran and ourselves of course. There’s a gig on mostly every night of the week and you can probably catch us making fools of ourselves at the silent disco most Wednesday nights.” – Orchid Collective

“Whelan’s is the best venue to see a show – it’s cosy, intimate and has a killer sound system.” – Joe Ballance, Vibe Manager

25 Wexford St, Dublin 2, D02 H527, Ireland
landmark
Crumlin

“My favourtie neighbourhood has to be Crumlin – it has me, Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy and Brendan Behan… enough said! It was also the last place in Ireland with a rollerskating rink.” – Paddy Casey

Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
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shopping
The Secret Book and Record Store

The Secret Book and Record Store on Wicklow Street, you can still find some old weird records there that you forgot existed, there isn’t many places like it left.” – Paddy Casey

15a Wicklow St, Dublin, D02 C924, Ireland
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food
Blackrock Market

There’s a little Syrian Cafe in the Blackrock Market that has amazing vegetarian food. It’s the best falafel between here and Mesopotamia.” – Paddy Casey

19a Main St, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 C8Y1, Ireland
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