"10 out of 10. Judging by the amount of guests that have came to us to say how awesome the band was on the night, we definitely think you guys were one of the best highlights of our day! Perfect song choices, the sound and performances were spot on. True professionals by the way you guys go about everything. We love you!" Sean & Amie“Thank you for helping celebrate our wedding in style! You had all of our guests up and dancing, and the song choices were fabulous too. Thank you for making our wedding so special! You really did a fabulous job." Caitlin & Chris“The Pat Gallagher Band!! They were the talk of the wedding and everyone absolutely loved them. awesome party dance sets, that had everyone up on the dance floor. Incredible band, Incredible night" Maire & Cathal“Many of our guests kept asking throughout the night where we found the band! Pat and the Band were amazing, with little instruction they simply executed a perfect night of entertainment. Thank you" Fiona & Liam
Pat Gallagher's songs are firmly set in the soil of Donegal ....... Joe Jackson. The Irish Times. Pat Gallagher's musical life started early. At the age of eleven he won two gold medals at the Ulster Fleadh Ceol for English and Irish singing. Together with three sisters the Gallagher family played for four years, touring Ireland, England and Scotland. . It was in the middle of this period that Pat's talent as a songwriter came to light. Four Minutes to go, a song from his first demo, was sent to the Ballina Song Contest by one of his sisters. Here he won second prize and gained the attention of two of the judges, Shay Healy and Dave Fanning, who encouraged him to send his songs to a Dublin record company. A year later they released 3PM's first single, Picture on the Wall, a song about the late Grace Kelly which stayed on 2 FM’s Playlist for 6 weeks. After a period in America he returned home to form the rock band roaring Meg, which released an album in 1988, containing 11 of Pat's songs. In the winter of 1988, he and a group of friends started playing an informal session in a local bar. It was purely for fun, Pat explains. The walls of the bar were decorated with instruments; you simply chose your weapon and joined in. From these sessions Goats Don's Shave emerged, who were to become phenomenally successful at home and around the world. It was around this time Pat wrote the Anthem Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal There followed top five singles, top ten albums, sell-out shows, prime TV appearances in Ireland, England, Scotland and the US, with the band headlining the acoustic stage at the massive Glastonbury Festival, and the main stage with Van Morrison and the at the Fleadh in Finsbury Park and Cambridge Folk Festival. Voted Best Band for 1993 by Time Out magazine. After seven years Goats Don't Shave decided to take a sabbatical. Pat returned to Donegal and continued writing; he signed a recording deal with Cooking Vinyl in London and a publishing deal with Carlin Music. He subsequently recorded TOR, his first solo album. Hot Press commented, he fully explores both human weaknesses and strengths with a writers eye for detail, He tours bothIn Ireland and abroad. His songs have been recorded by many other artists.