About Us

The Dady Brothers are a musical duo who have been performing and winning the hearts of crowds professionally for over 40 years.


The Dady's music transcends genres and generations by the melding of American Folk Roots and Irish Traditional influences into an amalgam of sound that is uniquely their own. John and Joe are highly skilled players and singers.


The instruments they have command of are: The guitar, 4 and 5 string banjo, pennywhistle, ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, harmonica, concertina and the uilleann pipes


They have taken their talents to many diverse venues from the reaches of Alaska to Ireland from the Caribbean to Nova Scotia. They have performed well over five thousand shows at concert halls, schools, music festivals and night clubs.


The Dadys have hosted 22 guided tours of Ireland, escorting hundreds of folks on the tours of their lives.


The Dady Brothers have garnered numerous awards and proclamations celebrating their contributions to community growth and culture.



  • The Lord Mayor of Dublin Ireland 2010
  • The Town of Hamlin/Hamlin Library 2010
  • The City of Rochester 2009
  • The Irish Musicians Club (CCE) 2009
  • The City Council of Rochester 2005
  • The Rochester City School Board 2005
  • The Maplewood Community Association 2000
  • The Bob Schwartz Songwriting Contest 1998
  • Irish Children’s Program of Rochester NY 2009
  • The Rochester Irish Festival 2009
  • The Rochester St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee 2008
  • Special Olympics Special Friend Award 2000


John and Joe have shared the stage with notables like:
Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, Terry Gibb, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Ani DiFranco, Rick Danko, Arlo Guthrie, Kate Wolf, The Clancy Brothers, Johnny Paycheck, Paddy Keenan, John Hume, Papa John Creech, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, The Makem Brothers, Pete Seeger, Paddy Reilly, Cherish The Ladies and many others.


Their on-stage wit and wide musical repertoire make every performance too short!

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