Shades of Green: Scot Silver, Pat O'Shea, Jim Briggs, Eric Schreiber

Shades of Green

Shades of Green

Shades of Green is the perfect blend of Traditional irish and Irish Rock. This group has played everywhere, from large outdoor Irish Festivals to fun and friendly bar/restaurants. We are a  host band after the Irish parade in Philly each year, so grab a Guinness, do a jig and join us in the revelry! Shades of Green is available as a duo, trio, and quartet depending on the size of the shindig!


Scot Silver

Jim Briggs

Pat O’Shea

Eric Schreiber

Eric Schreiber

Shades of Green has played at

Havertown Irish Festival – Wildwood Irish weekend – Gatsby’s – Philly Cricket Club – McGillicuddys – 18 North –  Four Dogs Tavern – Tavola’s at Springfield CC · Brittingham’s PubKelly Music Center –  Duffer’s Tavern  – Redhound GrilleSouthern Cross –  …and many others.

Upcoming Performances

  • German Club Irish show

    This is open to the public. It’s a wonderful adult German dance group. They are hosting an iri...

    June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Evergreen Country Club
  • Shadybrook Farms with the full Shades of Green band

    Great to be back!  Nominal entrance fee, great space, multiple tents, us, many food and drink choic...

    March 14, 2025 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Shadybrook Farms
  • Shades of Green @ Mantawny Still Works

    We just love it here. Coolest vibe, with the distilling tanks behind where we perform. Drinks are am...

    March 15, 2025 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm at Manatawny Still Works
  • St. Patrick’s Day baby

    Quartet back for more revelry, love it here!

    March 17, 2025 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Jerzee’s

Full list of events

Video Clips: Traditional

Video Clips: Irish Rock

Video Clips: 2020’s “Lost St. Patrick’s Day”

Shades of Green - Quartet

Sample Songlist

  • 7 years – O’Shea/Silver
  • 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
  • All for me grog
  • Babel – Mumford and Sons
  • Back Home in Derry – Bobby Sands
  • Boys are back in town – Thin Lizzy
  • Castle on the hill – Ed Sheeran
  • Chelsea Dagger – The Fratelli’s
  • Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  • Come out ye Black and Tans
  • Conversations we never had -Scot Silver
  • Danny Boy
  • Death and Black -O’Shea/Silver
  • Dirty old Town – The Pogues
  • Drunken Lullabies – Flogging Molly
  • Drunken Sailor
  • Fields of Athenry
  • Galway Girl -Steve Earle
  • Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
  • Harrigan
  • I’ll tell me Ma
  • I’m Irish – Silver/O’Shea
  • In my mind – O’Shea/Silver
  • Into the mystic – Van Morrison
  • Irish Washerwoman
  • Irish Whiskey Pretty Girls – Old 97’s
  • Just to be myself – Silver/O’Shea
  • Las Vegas (in the heart of Donegal) – Goats don’t shave
  • Leaving of Liverpool
  • Linger – The Cranberries
  • McNamara’s Band
  • Molly Malone
  • Muirsheen Durkin
  • Rattlin’ Bog
  • Rocky Road to Dublin
  • The Scotsman
  • Shipping up to Boston – Dropkick Murphys
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
  • Take me home Country Roads -John Denver
  • The Unicorn Song
  • When Irish eyes are smiling
  • Whiskey in the jar
  • Wild Night – Van Morrison/John Cougar
  • Wild Rover

Conversations We Never Had

Conversations We Never Had (book cover)In the summer of 2020, Shades of Green began developing an upcoming album of all-original music, spanning styles from traditional to the modern. Inspiration for the songs came from a book of poetry, Conversations We Never Had, written by Pat and his father.

This album has been well received by the critics as well as the music-loving public, with several of the songs receiving radio play. Shades of Green would like to express our deep appreciation for everyone who helped see this project through and who continue to support us on our musical journey.