Young, fresh, inspiring, talented, stubborn, spirited, and gifted are all adjectives that describe bluegrass fiddler, Patrick McAvinue. It was in Elementary School, at the age of seven, when his best buddy introduced him to the fine art of fiddling. In view of his talents, his family supported him in his decision to take private lessons. The three years
he was classically trained during school helped him for when at the age of ten, Amy
Hopkins, who was a Peabody student, taught him how to play the fiddle, bluegrass style.
He also took lessons from Troy Engle when he was fourteen. Since he began his journey learning the fiddle, he has participated in many fiddling competitions. He has been honored with the title of Delaware State Fiddling Champion.
The First band Patrick played with was the Salem Bottom Boys when he was at a very young age of twelve. Since then he has moved on to play with numerous bands from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Many great fiddle virtuosos including Troy Engle, Benny Martin, Stuart Duncan, Aubrey Haynie, Mark O'Connor, and Rickie Simpkins have all inspired Patrick. At the age of eighteen, Patrick still resides at his family homestead in Hereford,
Maryland. more information: www.patmcavinue.com
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