Pat Gaughan is a vocalist/guitarist who performs on the folk circuit either solo or as a duo with fiddler/mandolinist LJ Slavin and fiddler Nancy Maio. Pat's original material ranges from lyrical ballads to acoustic country-rock flavored songs. Pat plays traditional folk and blues as well as Irish songs and tunes. Pat has performed at many traditional Irish festivals, folk festivals, clubs, colleges and other venues. Her intricate guitar work compliments her rich voice. A scholar of music, Pat shares her knowledge of music history and world music when teaching at McHenry County College, and that informs her musical presentations when performing.

Pat's album, "Road Less Traveled", of original material has received airplay throughout the United States on public radio stations and folk programs. Pat Gaughan was chosen to perform as part of the Great Performers of Illinois Festival.

"From Erin's Shore"  an album of Irish songs and tunes is available at Amazon.com. and CD Baby. Her new Irish Album "Parting Glass features LJ Slavin and Nancy Maio. Pat has released a single, "Against Her Will" which delivers an important message about sexual assault and its survivors. A portion of proceeds will go to a non-profit that provides advocacy for SA victims.