Location:  Westport Town Hall

Date: 18 - 18 Aug

Fresh from captivating sell-out audiences around the globe, Irish cellist Patrick Dexter now brings his awe-inspiring talent to the stage in Westport.

Patrick performs his unique blend of classical and Irish folk music that has made him become one of the world’s best-known cellists.

During the pandemic, Patrick Dexter’s music videos became a much-needed comfort for countless numbers of people all over the world. He began playing cello at his home, a tiny old stone cottage in County Mayo surrounded by immense amounts of nature, and quickly became an online global sensation watched by millions. Patrick's online cello performances were an iconic symbol of hope and unity through the pandemic and have now become a much-celebrated live show.

Prepare to be transported to a world of pure musical enchantment. Immerse yourself in the soul-stirring melodies and evocative storytelling that have made Patrick Dexter's live performances a global phenomenon.

” Incredible, tender, powerful, raw, passionate, sensual, just perfect!” - Oscar-winning songwriter Markéta Irglová

The concert will include music from Patrick Dexter's debut album ‘Solace’ which recently became one of the highest-selling albums in its genre in the US and Canadian album charts.

In addition to the popular arrangements that have made him a global sensation online, Patrick also brings new original melodies and songs that still touch something old and enduring.

Patrick's performances are an unmissable experience that weaves storytelling with classical, pop, folk and Irish traditional music, all expressed with the cello’s uniquely resonant voice.


About Patrick:

Patrick grew up in Dublin learning cello with Damien Rice’s cellist Vyvienne Long where he developed a lifelong passion for challenging expectations for the classic instrument. He now lives and records music in Co. Mayo where he collaborates with musicians like Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Markéta Irglová and award-winning Irish harpist Alannah Thornburgh.

With his cello in hand and the wild Atlantic breeze at his back, Patrick has brought his music and Mayo’s landscape to millions around the world with appearances on CNN, BBC, ITV, Sky News, Global News Canada and many more.

Public supporters of Patrick's music include actor Mark Hamill (of Star Wars fame), Mary Lou McDonald, Glen Hansard, Patrick Kielty and top journalists such as Christiane Amanpour (CNN, PBS) and Dan Rather (CBS News anchor).

In 2022 Patrick released his debut album Solace. Recorded in his cottage in west Mayo, Solace reached No. 15 in the Billboard US and Canada album charts for classical-crossover albums, making Patrick the highest-selling independent artist in the genre and asserting his place as one of the world’s best known cello players.