Padraig Jack

Soul
Aran Islands, County Galway
1127

With a debut (English + Irish version) single release in October 2016 Padraig Jack has received national radio play on RTE Radio 1 with John Creedon and Fiachna O Braonain, RTE Raidió Na Gaeltachta, BBC Radio Ulster as well as making his TV debut on TG4. His accompanying national tour took him around Ireland including opening for the Saw Doctors and he received two award nominations for NÓS Music Awards and was shortlisted for the prestigious Pan Celtic music award. 2017 sees him bring his music to more audiences nationally and internationally with his second single Can’t Find My Way Home due for release in June.

Born and raised on a Gaelic speaking island of 800 people 10 miles off the west coast of Ireland, bilingual artist Padraig Jack retired from playing music at age 9 before picking it up again in his early 20s. In the meantime he grew up and observed life developing a passion for finding various levels of intrigue in the seemingly mundane - a characteristic which he would later explore through his songwriting. While his music is strongly influenced by his musical family, if Padraig Jack’s West-of-Ireland, Celtic, Adult Contemporary music style was a fine wine, James Taylor would oversee the production, the bottle would be constructed by Paul Brady and the glass designed by Don Henley. It would be best served in a room with Crowded House playing in the background.

On stage, Padraig Jack likes to twist logic for fun in between songs. If he wasn’t a musician or a computer scientist he’d be a comedian…he thinks, this is because he wants to make you laugh and relax so as to open up to be moved by his music.

Having set up and run a successful music showcase night in Galway called The Rosewood Sessions and regularly attending Open Mics, Padraig Jack has prioritized crafting songs over grafting for a career that he wasn’t yet ready for. Now having learned his trade and with support slots for The Saw Doctors, Donal Lunny, The 4 of Us and John Spillane under his belt, he has released his debut single in English and Irish with much success getting radio play on RTE Radio 1 with John Creedon, Fiachna O Braonain and Cathal Murray as well as on RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta, BBC and Raidió na Life. Padraig also made his national TV debut in 2017 appearing on the Róisín show on TG4. He releases his second single ‘Can’t Find My Way Home’ in June 2017 which is again accompanied by an Irish language version ‘I Fhostú Sa Fhiántas’.

Irish:
Leis a chéad singil (i mBéarla + Gaeilge) i Mean Fomhar 2016, bhí ceol Padraig Jack le cloistéal ar RTE Raidio 1 le John Creedon agus Fiachna O Braonain, RTE Raidió Na Gaeltachta, BBC Raidio Uladh chomh maith le bheith ar clár Róisín ar TG4. Thug a camchuairt timpeall na hÉireann é le seó in éineacht le na Saw Doctors agus bhí sé ainmnigh le dhá gradaim ceol NÓS chomh maith leis an gradam Pan Ceilteach. I 2017 beidh Padraig Jack ag tabhairt a gcuid ceol go lucht féachana náisiúnta agus idirnáisiúnta leis an dara single ‘I Fhostú Sa Fhiántas’ ag teacht i mí Meitheamh.

Rugadh agus tógadh and ceoltóir dátheangach Padraig Jack ar Inis Mór, Árainn, Contae na Gaillimhe. Stop sé ag seinim ceol nuar a bhí sé naoi mbliana d’aois, roimh a thosaigh sé arís nuair a bhí sé ina fichidí. Idir an dá linn sin d’fás sé suas agus thainig sé ar radharc don saol ina chonaic sé rudaí suimiúil in ait rudaí leadránach...bhí sé chun é seo a imschrúdú níos deanaí ina gcuid ceol. Tá ceol Padraig faoi tionchar ag a athair Barry Ronan chomh maith leis a gclann ceolmhar agus is feidir a rá go bfuil tionchar ann freisin ag James Taylor, Paul Brady, Don Henley agus Crowded House.

Ar an stáitse, is maith le Padraig a gcuid fócla a meascadh suas le spraoi idir na hamhrán. Mura raibh sé ina ceoltóir nó teicneolaíacht na fhaisnéisaíoch, bheadh sé ina fuirseoir….sin a ceapann sé ar aon chaoi, mar tá sé ag iarradh ar an slua scíth a ligean le go mbeidh siad in-an taithneamh a bhaint as an ceol.

Tar éís oiche ceol, The Rosewood Sessions, a cruthú agus ríocht i nGaillimh agus a bheith ag freastal ar roinnt Open Miceanna go minic sa treimhse ceanna, chaith Padraig Jack roinnt blianta ag díriú ar scríbhneoireacht agus ceardaíocht amhrán in ait tosnú ar gairme nach raibh sé fós sách réitigh dhó. Ach anois, tar éis foghlaim a chaird agus le imeachtaí in eineacht leis na Saw Doctors, Donal Lunny, The 4 of Us agus John Spillane taobh thiar dhó, tá a chead amhráin curtha amach aige i mBéarla agus Gaeilge le roinnt maith craoladh ar RTE Raidio 1 le John Creedon, Fiachna O Braonáin agus Cathal Murray chomh maith le RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta, BBC agus Raidió na Life. Bhí Padraig ar teilifís don chéad uair i 2017 freisin ar clár Róisín ar TG4. Tá sé ag siúl lena gcuid ceol a thabhairt níos faide ná Gaillimh agus Eirinn i 2017. Beidh an dara singil ‘I Fhostú Sa Fhiántas’ ag teacht i mí Meitheamh 2017.

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