Paddy O’Brien is facing into 2020 with new hope and fresh enthusiasm after a very demanding year in 2019. Recurring health issues necessitated the decision by O’Brien to cancel almost all gigs during the year.

“It was a very tough year for me health-wise and one that is best forgotten,” says Paddy. “I spent nearly five months in hospital, on and off, and that meant nearly all shows with the exception of a tiny few, fell by the wayside. I had intended to do some recording as well but that did not happen either.”