Patrick Daspit has been playing guitar for over 30 years, performing a wide range of styles which include folk, blues, country, bluegrass and rock. He has performed solo and as a member of various bands. In the early eighties he performed Irish folk songs in Cleveland, Ohio as one half of Maryanne & Patrick. He decided to focus on traditional Irish music as a result of explorations into Irish culture and the subsequent "discovery" of the music of Altan and The Bothy Band. The playing of Ciarran Curran (Altan) and Donal Lunny (The Bothy Band) led him to take up the Bouzouki as his primary instrument.