Paddy Tutty


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present Saskatoon folk artist Paddy Tutty in concert.

Paddy is best known as a singer of traditional songs. Her repertoire encompasses ancient ballads, songs from a woman's perspective, magical and seasonal pageants, songs with a twist, and songs about the world around us.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 at the door

"Tutty's simple, straightforward interpretation of traditional material has stood the test of time."
- Dirty Linen Magazine

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Born and raised on the Canadian Prairies and based in Saskatoon, Paddy Tutty has performed for audiences across Canada. In addition to her solo work, she has collaborated with other musicians in theatre, music, storytelling and recording projects. She has also worked with such renowned producers as David Essig, Ken Hamm and Ian Tamblyn in the course of her career.

As well as singing traditional music from the British Isles and North America, Paddy incorporates a few newer songs and tunes on guitar and concertina. However, she is best known for the driving rhythm of her fretted dulcimer and her renditions of traditional ballads. Paddy's voice has a distinctive timbre possessing a passion which never gets out of control or loses pacing. It alternately can soar like a lark in the sky and gently fold around phrases like a leaf round a bud.

Paddy has released six recordings on her independent label Prairie Druid Music. Her latest CD, The Last Holdout, was released in October of 2013. It is a collection of narrative ballads, laments and seasonal songs drawn mostly from traditional sources. The stories are magical: tales of transformation, passion and revenge. It is a bare-bones album featuring Patty's voice, fretted dulcimer, guitar and concertina, with only a few overdubs of vocal harmony.

"Her clear voice brings a powerful haunting quality to her material, which she tempers with warmth and humour."
- Full Moon Folk Club, Edmonton

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