- Tom Cassidy, uilleann pipes / flute / whistles / vocals
- Mike Cassidy, button accordion / concertina / bodhrán
- Craig Harbauer, fiddle / mandolin / tenor banjo
- Martin Kearns, guitar / vocals
The preeminent Irish-American band in the NYC/LI area,
The Sporting Paddies play a wide variety of classic Irish rebel and drinking songs, ballads, originals, and lively trad tunes, all peppered with the occasional American song done in the singular Sporting Paddies’ way!
In addition to several venues across the NYC metro area, The Sporting Paddies are a staple at Trinity in Floral Park and Donovan’s in Bayside.
Among the band’s highlights are playing the NYPD Transit Bureau Emerald Society’s St. Patrick’s Day ball at Webster Hall in NYC, the FDNY Emerald Society’s annual fundraising boat cruise, and The FDNY Pipe Band’s Christmas and post St. Patrick’s Day Parade parties. Additionally, several of the band’s songs have been featured on Ceol na nGael on WFUV 90.7FM, Fordham University radio as well as WRHU88.7FM on Eileen Cronin’s Long Ireland Radio Show and Kevin Westley’s That’s How I Spell Ireland.