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Padraig Jack

We have a treat for you here, Padraig Jack brings us his bilingual show. Sunday 28th April 4pm - free entry.

Steadily proving himself to be one of Irelands’ finest contemporary songwriters in the two languages, RTE Folk Awards nominee Padraig Jack is a native of the the Aran islands, a place that has produced the writers Liam O’Flaithearta, Máirtín Ó’Direáin and Breandán Ó’hEithir. Padraig is proudly bilingual both as a conversationalist and a songwriter and writes and sings meaningful songs on guitar and piano. With influences from James Taylor and The Eagles to Van Morrison, Sinead O’Connor and Shane McGowan, Padraig appreciates strong songwriting with a distinct point of view.

Having demonstrated his songwriting bona fides with his critically acclaimed debut ‘Making Sand’, which was named ‘RTE Album of the Week’ and garnered an RTE Folk Award nomination for ‘Best Original Song’ (Making Sand), Padraig is again teaming up with renowned producer John Reynolds (Sinead O’Connor, Damien Dempsey) and his occasional co-writing partner Barry Ronan as well as former Waterboy and Saw Doctors member Anthony Thistlethwaite.

Having toured Ireland and the UK as special guest to artists such as Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff, Damien Dempsey and Sharon Shannon, Padraig feels as comfortable on the contemporary music stage as he does when contextualising his own Irish Gaelic cultural background on multilingual tours of Wales and the Basque country.

Early 2024 has brought the new single ‘Atone’ as well as a joint headline show with Cuas at Dublin TradFest and a full band show at Kilkenny TradFest on St Patrick’s Day. He has been busy in the UK playing dates with Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff and a tour in Wales. His second album is due later in 2024 with his next single dure for release in May 2024.

"Magic, there's a deeply romantic core to Making Sand but Padraig Jack is too talented to ever veer into saccharine territory, authenticity is his hallmark" - The Alternate Root Magazine (USA)

"We must get him in for a session after hearing this"- Janice Long (BBC Wales)

“This album will be a lifelong favourite” - Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff)

"A recognizably Irish soul singer"

"An assured and accomplished foundation on which to build a burgeoning career" Mike Davies (

"Picking up where Mic Christopher left off" -

“A fantastic album” - Sharon Shannon

"One of Ireland's most exciting artists" - Hot Press Magazine

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