Patrick Farrell is a Brooklyn-based accordionist and composer who specializes in klezmer, new-music, various East-European folk musics, and brass band music. His current projects include the Yiddish Art Trio with Michael Winograd and Benjy Fox-Rosen, unique and unusual duets with trumpeter Ben Holmes, and chamber-folk ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband. He is also a member of the mighty Panorama Brass Band of New Orleans, LA, his former home, and until recently led and composed for the circus/new-music group Stagger Back Brass Band. He plays in Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars and Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express, and also arranges music for various ensembles. Farrell has appeared on over 30 recordings, most recently with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and Benjy Fox-Rosen. He has studied accordion in Macedonia, Serbia, Germany and Romania, and has played in clubs, concert halls, streets, and serenades all over North America and Europe. He can be found at www.pattysounds.com.