Pat began playing music at the age of 6 on accordion and piano. He then got more and more interested in Irish Traditional Music and he began playing Mandolin, Banjo and Bouzouki and Fiddle.
Pat lived in different parts of Ireland before he moved to London where he lived for 3 years. He then moved back to Feakle in 1991 and became immersed in the music scene in the area. He is married with two children and the whole family plays music.
Pat is also a fiddle maker and is a specialist when it comes to fiddle repair work.
He started teaching music around 2000 and he joined the Maoin Cheoil Staff in 2008.