Paddy Homan performs on Saint Patrick’s Day

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Sound the drum: Paddy Homan will sing a variety of traditional Irish songs and tell a few stories while performing at the Beverly Arts Center on St. Patrick's Day. | Supplied photo

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What: Paddy Homan celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

When: 2 p.m., March 17

Where: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago

Cost: Tickets are $18 ($16 for BAC members) in advance at www.beverlyartcenter.org or at (773) 445-3838. Tickets at the door are $20.

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The lyric sounds of Paddy Homan will resonate the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, at 2 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, when he provides a lively program of traditional Irish songs and story, and hosts a variety of musicians and dancers in a celebration of all things Irish.

“I’m looking forward to returning to the Beverly Arts Center and joining some of my old friends there for this St. Pat’s celebration,” Homan said. “It will be a homecoming and a renewal of friendships which have been so important to me since I arrived in Chicago nearly a decade ago.” Homan has many friends in the Southland parishes of St. Cajetan, Queen of Martyrs and St. Christina.

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There would be few devotees of traditional Irish music in the greater Chicago community who would not have heard Paddy Homan perform, whether at Celtic Fest, the annual Gaelic Park Irish Fest or the many different festivals around the country.

He was voted Male Vocalist of the Year and Male Vocal Album of the Year 2010 by liveireland.com. Those accolades are among many. Bill Margeson of Irish American News wrote, “Chicago’s Paddy Homan is probably the best male Irish singer I’ve ever heard. This is the real voice of Ireland.” Irish Music Magazine wrote, “The range is stunning. The interpretation is perfect. Homan is the whole complete deal wrapped up in one voice, one talent.”

If you’re not among the many fans who have heard Homan play, the performance at the Beverly Arts Center will be an excellent introduction to his talent. “People who come along will enjoy a lively and entertaining St. Pat’s celebration with lots of song and dance,” Homan said. “Even when I first came out here on tour, I always sang at St. Cajetan, where I have lots of friends. I look forward to spending time with them and their families in the best of Irish traditions.”

Homan’s St. Pat’s celebration will feature songs from his new CD, “The Hard Way Home,” set to be released in April. It is his third CD and is produced by noted Chicago based musician and recording artist, Denis Cahill.

While enjoying a full music schedule on the national and regional front, Homan also works as Foundation Regional Director for Lutheran Life Communities, based at Saint Pauls House on Chicago’s north side and Wittenberg Village in Crown Point, Ind. He serves on the board of directors of the Irish American Heritage Center and is a member of Chicago Gaelic Park in Oak Forest.

More information about Paddy Homan is at www.paddyhoman.com.

Provided by Beverly Arts Center