Patrick stefan has been described as the ‘voice of James Blake meets the guitar of Nick Drake’. The son of a Dutch songwriter, Patrick released his debut album Wayfare in 2022 - an alt-indie-folk document of Patrick's ancestry and travels from Scandinavia, Brazil, to west Africa and back home.
In 2024 Patrick was chosen to perform at Folk Alliance International (USA) & Your Roots are Showing showcases, and for Whelan’s ‘Ones to Watch’.
A once-Fulbright scholar, Patrick left academia instead opted to follow the path of his father’s folk-singing- footsteps after collaborating with an array of artists like fiddler Martin Hayes (with the award-winning instrumental group Ensemble Ériu), Lisa Canny & 2017 Eurovision winner Luisa Sobral.
After racking up over half a million streams on Superman - a star-studded 2020 soulful collaboration featuring Uly & Rob de Boer, Patrick was tipped as by the likes of Nialler9 & BBC’s Across The Line for his unique sound.
Patrick stefan is an Irish Arts Council Next Generation awardee, winner of the inaugural Night & Day festival song competition with the song Head Voices ans an ISC songwriting semi-finalist. Patrick is endorsed by Tanglewood Guitars.
“It’s in the nuanced detail that his songs slowly unfurl to reveal their real beauty” - Folk Radio UK
“…a gorgeous debut album from a hugely talented musical mind…” Totally Dublin
“Ethereal melodies from Indie-folk merchant…” 7/10 - Hot Press
‘Remember that name, Patrick stefan’ - RTE Radio1
“Brilliant track” - BBC NI - Gemma Bradley, Across The Line
'One of the best releases this year' - John Barker, 98FM
|15th March 2024
|Patrick stefan & Rua Rí @ Levis Corner
|16th March 2024
|supporting Ben McCaoilte
|24th March 2024
|SoFar Sounds Belfast