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Tadhg Williams

Folk // Waterford City, Waterford // He/Him

Tadhg Williams is a songwriter originally from Waterford, now based in Dublin. His music has become known for its lyricism and heart-on-sleeve melodies endearing him to an already significant fanbase, earning praise from the likes of Declan O’Rourke, David Keenan and Stephen James Smith.

Williams’ releases to date have received significant support across Irish media with Hot Press describing him as "one of Ireland's most thrilling emerging songwriters". 'My Father’s Clouds' was released in February 2020 and two headline shows in Dublin and Waterford sold out to complement its release. His last single, 'The Summer Song', released in July 2021, was compared stylistically to David Gray and demonstrated a massive development in artistic maturity since his previous single. 'The Hope Song' enjoyed huge support from RTÉ Radio One, Ireland’s national broadcaster, as well as international airplay. Williams' collaboration with renowned folk artist Matt McGinn on a spoken word project, 'The Story of Me and Them (In Three Parts)', has noted himself as a reflective lyricist and sensitive artist among critics and peers including Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Tony Clayton-Lea.. Often writing about his hometown, Williams credits his time writing poetry with Waterford writing collective Modwords for his development as a lyricist. His work is both deeply personal and deeply familiar.

Having supported acts in the past such as Glen Hansard, Rozi Plain and Niamh Regan, Williams has noted himself as a consummate live performer with Hot Press describing his live performances as "an amazing and profoundly personal show". The experience of playing venues such as Vicar Street, Whelan's, and Phil Grimes' Bar in Waterford has enabled him to curate a live show for venues of multiple sizes. On the back of his Non-League Divas Tour in Spring 2023, Williams was able to showcase some of his songs with a live band, The Friday Night Choir, before going into the studio to record his highly anticipated debut album later in the year.