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Patsy Cavanagh

Singer songwriter Patsy Cavanagh, is Managing Director of The Cairn Visitor Centre.

Patsy Cavanagh writes about everyday life in a style that people identify with and his songs are in much demand by top Irish performers many of whom regard him as a  "master wordsmith" 

He has had more than 100 covers of his songs recorded by various artists such as Daniel O'Donnell, Mick Flavin, Big Tom and Margo (just to name a few).

His song 'Home to Donegal' which is now considered the Donegal Anthem has been covered over 60 times including covers in America, Australia and Denmark (Kisser and Sören)

Crampsey and Cavanagh

In 2013 Patsy Cavanagh teamed up with well known fellow singer songwriter Shunie Crampsey to present a series of concerts featuring up to thirty of their own songs.


Patsy Cavanagh

Patsy Cavanagh's CD "Maybe Someday" contains 10 original songs. Patsy has included the much requested "Home to Donegal" and "Can't hold the years back" which was his first success, on the CD

His latest CD "From a Famine to a Feast" is a selection of songs from his musical of the same name and takes the listener through the years from the mid 1800s to the present day

"The Lights of Home" CD has 13 original songs including the title track. Dear John and 03 Foyle Waters


enquiries: email: cairnthe@eircom.net






Picture Parade


Daniel O Donnell Onstage with Margo

Patsy with Hugh P, Margo, The Cavanagh Brothers and Shunie Crampsey

at the launch of "Maybe Someday"

Mick Flavin

Irish President Mary Robinson was welcomed to Moville as the choir sang Patsy's song "Home to Donegal"

Patsy with Julie O Donnell, mother of Margo and Daniel



Crampsey and Cavanagh

On tour 2013 with Shunie Crampsey

With MEP John Hume at The Cairn Centre


Patsy with Daniel O Donnell and John McNicholl


Tom Paxton

Wth Nathan Carter and John Farry

Frank Galligan (Donegal Matters)


Packie Keeney (Highland Radio)




Maxwell and Friends (2000)

With Brian Coll (Point Inn Nov 2016