Delighted to welcome Irish viral cello sensation Patrick Dexter to The Good Listening To Show 'Clearing' for a truly remarkable story of 'distinction & genius'. Also featuring in this very special episode, 3 of Patrick's original Cello tracks that "moved Eamonn Holmes to tears!"
This is the extraordinary and heart-warming story of a humble Irish Cello Teacher (to a small Gaelic class of 7 year olds) being told that "school was closed indefinitely for lockdown" one minute, to becoming a global Social Media sensation the next, by going home to play his Cello along Ireland's wild Atlantic West coast: A story of going viral, just like the pandemic, as he played!
"In 2020, as countries around the world began to lock down, Patrick began playing music from his cottage and sharing it online. Since then his performances have been viewed millions of times and his music became a needed comfort for countless numbers of people all over the world.
Patrick has performed on CNN, BBC, ITV, Sky News, Global News Canada, RTÉ, Virgin Media, TG4. In April 2022 his debut album Solace reached No. 15 in the Billboard US and Canada album charts for classical-crossover albums making Patrick the highest selling independent artist in the genre and asserting his place as one of the world’s top cello players.
"Patrick’s cello sings amongst the nature outside his old stone cottage. The wild Atlantic breeze takes the warm sound up into the hills and out to the ocean. Patrick’s diverse repertoire of Irish traditional, classical and modern pop music, is all played with passion and virtuosic intensity.
Incredible, tender, powerful, raw, passionate, sensual, just perfect!”
-Oscar winning songwriter Markéta Irglová