Patsy collected his award Monday night, 26th February, at the Irish Country/Folk Music Awards held in Satanta House Hotel for Best performance in the folk/ballad music scene 2006.
The award was presented to him by his good friend Shay Eustace who also collected an award for his contribution to Folk Music over the last 45 years, presented to him by John O'Neill of Ceol Music. Shay Hennessy also collected an award for his contribution to the Music Business and in particular to young recording artists and recognising new talent. Patsy performed with the resident band for the night, Matt Levy and Stagecoach featuring long time aquaintance Charlie Atkins on Fiddle - Patsy went country for 15mins, The Ferryman sounded great with drums as did The Rare Auld Times, he was joined on stage by Shay Eustace on guitar, unfortunately the backing singers were a bit shy this year (Margaret and Mandy).
The awards this year was to help raise funds for the wonderful Barrettstown Camp for seriously sick children, they do tremendous work all year and every penny raised is a penny well spent, Congratulation to all the winners on the night toooo numerous to mention and a special thank you to Carmel who organised the entire event. Seriously! Peter it was a good night!