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Padraig Allen & The McLean Avenue Band
Padraig emigrated to New York from County Meath. A nephew of Tony Allen of Foster and Allen fame and country and Irish star TR Dallas, music was unmistakably in his blood. From an early age, it was clear that Padriag was destined to become one of the finest singer songwriters to ever emerge from Ireland. One has only to catch his live show and you will witness the incredible energy that Padraig and Mclean Avenue Band consistently put out. For nearly 20 years he has toured in America and Europe performing as the singer, guitarist and bass player for the bands’ The Whole Shabang, The Prodigals, The Dublin City Ramblers, Foster and Allen, The McCabes, The Mickey Finns and Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones. With his extensive knowledge and showmanship he started his own band; “ Padraig Allen and the McLean Avenue Band’. The McLean Avenue band has what has been often called a “super band sound.” This “sound” has its very own distinctive mix between old Irish Celtic folklore and the rock pop Celtic music of today.