Padraig Jack

Soul
Aran Islands, County Galway
1127

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

With a debut independent single release (English + Irish version) 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 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 begun to familiarise himself 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 he played a set in the MindField area in the Puball Gaeilge tent at Electric Picnic. Signs are at the end of 2017 that the word is spreading with Padraig Jack playing headline shows to a large crowd in Club Aras na Gael in Galway, a sold out show at the Castlebar Wild Atlantic Words Literary festival and ending the year with an Irish tour culminating in a magical night in a packed out Crane Bar in Galway.

As well as being nominated for four Gradaim NÓS Awards in early 2018 (including ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Artist of the Year’) Padraig won second prize at the Pan Celtic National Song contest in 2018 for ‘i bhFostú sa bhFiántas” and had another song, “Brú Do Bhealach Féin” feature in the RTE 1 documentary Lig Liom which was broadcast in March 2018. Padraig is currently recording an EP with music producer John Reynolds in London, John has produced albums with Sinead O Connor, Brian Eno, Damien Dempsey and Indigo Girls, the EP is due for release in spring 2019.

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 ag Deireadh 2017 go bhfuil an focal ag scaipeadh faoi Padraig Jack le roinnt seó ceannlíne aige sa gClub Áras na nGael i nGaillimh, seó díolta amach i gCaisleán an Bharraigh ag an féile litríocht Wild Atlantic Words agus an gig is mó fós aige a bhí lán go doras sa Crane i nGaillimh.

Tá Padraig ag taifeadadh a chéad EP faoi láthair agus tá sé ainmnithe le cheithre gradaim NÓS 2018 chomh maith; 'Amhrán na Bliana' agus 'Banna/Ceoltóir na Bliana' san áireamh.

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Upcoming Gigs

  14 Dec 2018 21:00 Aras mhic Reachtain, Béal Feirste   Béal Feirste - Belfast