Padraig Jack

Soul
Aran Islands, County Galway
1127

Born and raised on a Gaeltacht island 10 miles off the west coast of Ireland, Padraig Jack’s music is influenced by his surroundings, his musical family including his dad Barry Ronan as well as the likes of James Taylor, Van Morrison, Paul Brady, Christy Moore and The Eagles in what has been referred to as his West-of-Ireland, Celtic, Adult Contemporary music style.

With a debut (English + Irish version) single release in October 2016 Padraig Jack received significant national radio play on RTE Radio 1 with John Creedon, Cathal Murray and Fiachna O Braonain, his music is now regularly played on RTE Raidió Na Gaeltachta and is also played on Raidió na Life, Raidió Fáilte and BBC Radio Ulster. Padraig made his national live TV debut in 2017 on TG4. His first national tour took him around Ireland and he received two award nominations for NÓS Music Awards which were held in the Sugar Club in Dublin and he was shortlisted for the prestigious Pan Celtic music award for his debut single. He has since released his second single “Can’t Find My Way Home / i bhFostú sa bhFiántas” which has again received much airplay and has only reinforced his reputation as a singer and songwriter of substance in both English and Irish.

With support slots for The Saw Doctors, Donal Lunny, Mick Flannery, The 4 of Us and John Spillane behind him, Padraig has also gotten familiar with the festival circuit in the North and South of Ireland with appearances at the Westport Bluegrass Festival, SOMA Festival in Co Down, Liú Lúnasa in Belfast and played a set in the MindField area Puball Gaeilge tent at Electric Picnic. Signs are that the word is spreading with Padraig Jack playing headline shows to a large crowd in Club Aras na Gael in Galway and to a packed out room at the Castlebar Wild Atlantic Words Literary festival in October 2017 and so it is onwards and upwards now for the islander.

Gaeilge:

Rugadh agus tógadh an ceoltóir dátheangach Padraig Jack ar Inis Mór, Árainn, Contae na Gaillimhe. Tá ceol Padraig faoi tionchar ag an dtimpeallacht in Árainn, ceol agus comhairle a athair Barry Ronan agus amhránaí dá leithéid James Taylor, Van Morrison, Paul Brady, Christy Moore agus The Eagles.

Leis a chéad singil “Brú Do Bhealach Féin” a tháinig amach sa mí Deireadh Fómhar 2016, fuair ceol Padraig go leor craoladh ar na stáisiúin ceol náisiúnta cosiúl le RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, RTÉ Raidió 1 le John Creedon, Fiachna Ó Braonain, Cathal Murray agus ar Raidió na Life, Raidió Fáilte agus ar BBC Raidió Uladh. Rinne Padraig a chéad taispeántas beo ar teilifís náisiúnta ar an gclár Róisín ar TG4 i 2017. Taistil Padraig an tír ar a chéad camchuairt náisiúnta agus bhí sé ainmnithe le dhá Gradaim Ceol NÓS a bhí ar bun sa Sugar Club i mBÁC, bhí sé ainmnithe chomh maith leis an gradam cailiúl Pan Ceilteach leis a chéad singil. Leis an dara singil (i bhFostú sa bhFiántas) atá curtha amach aige ó shin tá sé ag fáil soiléar gurb amhránaí agus scríobhneoir den scoth é Padraig Jack i mBéarla agus i nGaeilge.

Le imeachtaí in eineacht leis na Saw Doctors, Donal Lunny, Mick Flannery, The 4 of Us agus John Spillane taobh thiar dhó, tá Padraig ag fáil cleachtadh ar na Féilte ceol san deisceart agus an tuaisceart na hÉireann le imeachtaí sa samhradh 2017 ag an Féile Bluegrass i gCeathar na Mart, an Féile SOMA i gCondae an Dún, Liú Lúnasa n mBéal Feirste agus set sa bPuball Gaeilge ag Electric Picnic. Tá cosiúlacht ann go bhfuil an focal ag scáipeadh faoi Padraig Jack le roinnt seó ceannlíne aige sa mí Deireadh Fómhar 2017 sa gClub Áras na nGael agus in ionad lán go doras i gCaisleán an Bharraigh ag an féile litríocht Wild Atlantic Words.

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