Nice piece this week in the Meath Chronicle about the National Concert hall sell out. Click to open and read all about it.Read More
On Wednesday May 22nd Pat was joined by The RTE National Concert Orchestra, John Sheahan, legendary folk singer Finbar Furey and Navan native conductor and arranger Brian Byrne for a night to remember. A completely sold out concert hall was treated to beautifully arranged pieces from Pat’s back catalogue including the latest from his newest release Ophelia.Read More
On Wednesday 22nd May 2019 the biggest night of my career to date and a 10 year musical journey which I’ve documented on social media has seen us, along with your loyal friendship and support, arrive at this exciting point. It’s been a life’s dream and ambition to be one day lucky enough to receive the acknowledgement for my music and work by the best, and this concert and invitation from our National Broadcaster RTÉ and The RTÉ Concert Orchestra to perform my work on Ireland’s biggest stage is as big as it gets.
It hasn’t always been easy and without the belief and support from my family and friends especially here on Facebook you have always instilled the belief in my music which kept me playing my guitar and composing. Folks we have got to this point with zero financial support and zero record contract funding, just goodwill and honest music. I remember 4 years ago I asked you to support and Fund my ‘CityJam’ album project which you did and I promised you all it would open doors and it has.
I can’t begin tell you how much it will mean to me, my music, and career to walk out on to that stage on the 22nd May to a Sell Out Concert Hall. With your support once more finally this will be a massive massive achievement if we can do it. We have Sold Out every other Room at the NCH to date so let’s take on its biggest challenge. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime and all my life I’ve waited and worked for this. The music on the night will be arranged and conducted by a fantastic musician and fellow Navan and Golden Globe Nominated composer Brian Byrne.
Buy a ticket, tell your friends, please come along it’s so important. Tickets are NOW on sale from the NCH. Thank you so much.
Ticket Office: 014170000
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland RTÉ lyric fm RTÉ Concert Orchestra Meath Chronicle
Speaking about the upcoming show Pat says; “Performing at the National Concert Hall is always a great honour and for me and a wonderful platform for my music. My first concert there in 2012 took place in The Kevin Barry Room which was a huge success leading to 2 more sold out evening performances in The John Field Room in 2012 and 2016. To play the main auditorium however is a dream and I feel very privileged and honored to be invited by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to perform there with them hosting an evening of my own compositions and arrangements and I’m incredibly excited about the concert.”
“What a great player. I thought I was safe. Love his style. Cayendo was immense but this (Cityjam) tops it.”
Joe Walsh, The Eagles
Pat Coldrick is an Irish classical guitarist and composer who has been working for the last six years at home but has also performed recitals in Europe, the USA and Russia. Pat has been described as ‘pushing the boundaries of classical guitar’ with his musical interpretations and compositions and has made classical guitar exciting, interesting and more accessible to music lovers in general. Through his interpretation of music and by exploring and embracing new technologies he strives to enhance the dynamics of the classical guitar and bring his music to a wider audience both at home and abroad.
“Pat Coldrick, classical guitarist, rocked the roof at the Vibe for Philo.”
Roddie Cleere, Irish Music Show, KCLR
“It doesn’t happen that often where a player can offer a programme of well known standards and include his own compositions the Stature of which easily stand up comfortably alongside these renowned items.”
Classical Guitar Magazine
Pat’s musical formation has not followed normal traditional lines. He is mainly self-taught and in a relatively short period of time he has put together an impressive body of work and has gained considerable recognition throughout Ireland and internationally both as a performer and composer. Pat’s skillful and atmospheric connection with his audience is an art form in itself and is in total contrast to other more formal classical performances. He has a very easy going, laid back and unassuming approach and his interaction with the audience and philosophy of ‘entertaining’ rather than ‘educating’ his listeners is a breath of fresh air.
“His recital was as refreshing an evening’s music as I had in months; he brings freshness and immediacy to what he plays.”
The Irish Times
To date Pat has produced 3 albums – Cayendo (2010), CityJam (2014) and the latest Ophelia. Since the launch of these albums his music has been played on all the major radio stations in Ireland and many others abroad. Pat is now widely acknowledged as a very accomplished musician and composer who is succeeding in bringing classical guitar music ‘centre stage’ where he so passionately believes it belongs.
“CityJam is simply brilliant.”
David Agnew, RTE National Concert Orchestra
The new album Ophelia is out now featuring contributions from Irish musicians Finbar Furey, John Sheahan, Daire Bracken and Peter Eades.
Knobloch Strings have partnered up with Pat following the release of Ophelia. Knobloch manufacture High Quality Guitar Strings and are handmade in Spain. Pat said ‘Im delighted to be now using and endorsing Knobloch Classical Guitar Strings. I’ve experimented with several string combinations over the years and Knobloch have better tone, better volume, response and perfect intonation’.
The new Album Ophelia is out on November 14th 2018. This is Pat’s 3rd studio album and is wonderful collection of original compositions and classic Irish melodies.
With the musical input and collaboration of great Irish musicians such as Finbar Furey, John Sheahan, Daire Bracken and Peter Eades it promises to be something special.
It will be available on this website patcoldrick.com and from all digital stores from November 14th. You can also buy from Claddagh Records, Temple Bar, Dublin.
News reached PC HQ that the legendary Eagles guitarist has been speaking about Pat and his new album CityJam. Joe said: "What a great player. I thought I was safe. Love his style. Cayendo was immense but this tops it." What a classy guy!Read More
Pat has recently teamed up with 'Strings by Mail', a U.S online source for quality Classical, Flamenco, Acoustic and Electric Guitar strings.Read More
Delighted to announce that Pat will Boyle Arts Festival week this coming July 25th and July 26th. Pat said he was 'Delighted to be invited to perform at this year's Boyle Arts Festival 2017'. See https://www.boylearts.com/event/pat-coldrick/ for more details.Read More
Here it is folks! Some wonderful moments captured at The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland last wednsday night. What a brilliant audience and special occasion for the Classical Guitar in Ireland, our 3rd SELL OUT appearance here! Proud moment and a life's dream. So many people to thank who made it possible, in particular Aonghus McAnally, Carl Corcoran Pat James, Shay Byrne The Blue of the Night RTÉ lyric fm Radio Nova 100 Marty Whelan and Sean Brophy and their kind mentions on their various radio programmes. Also Paul Holland Meath Chronicle The Irish Times to name but a few.
Delighted to meet Marty and be invited on to his Morning Show on RTE Lyric fm to speak about my music and up-coming concert at The NCH. Listen back to the interview on the link below.
Listen below (scroll to 2.30min to hear Pat)
Great news this morning as it's been announced that Pat will return to the National Concert Hall for another performance on Wed October 19th. Tickets are now on sale for the concert and can be purchased from the NCH Box Office on 01 4170000 or booked online on the link below. We are looking forward to seeing you all there again. https://www.nch.ie/Online/Pat-
Pat's beautiful composition Lament has received high praise with a write up in this months world guitar publication Classical Guitar Magazine. The magazine is among the world's most highly respected Classical Guitar print publications and this month's edition features the world renowned John Williams. Pat said it was '..Probably one of the proudest moments of my musical journey. The piece you all love and a piece which is personnel to me received this wonderful review by Music Critic Steve Marsh from the worlds no.1 Guitar publication Classical Guitar Magazine.'
Great News! Pat is very proud to be now endorsing USA Guitar Instrument Cable Company Zaolla. Their products are of the highest spec and highly sought after. For more information visit their website www.zaolla.com
Pat recently performed a hugely successful concert at Cork's Triskel Arts Centre. Here's a couple of images from the night.
What an exciting and well deserved accolade for Classical Guitarist Pat Coldrick to be invited to give a recital and address students in UCD. Dr Damien Dalton, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, and Prof Joe Carthy, Dean of Science, believesthat Pat's intriguing career path which led him back to music after 25 years together with his undoubted musical talent demonstrates the real spirit of entrepreneurship and vision and provides the backdrop for an inspirational story for their students interested in the whole area of Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Pat is due to 'take the podium' in September.....I've no doubt he'll graduate with flying colours.
Pat is set to perform his first UK concert at the Theatre Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham with English singer and actress Jane McDonald. McDonald rose to fame as a media personality and broadcaster after her appearance on the BBC show The Cruise. She has since co-presented a number of daytime shows, including Loose Women between 2004 and 2014 and ITV programme Star Treatment in 2013. This fabulous venue holds up to 2000 people and is set to be a magical night.