Waterford City, County Waterford
Tadhg Williams is a 22-year-old musician, songwriter and poet from the Viking city of Waterford, Ireland. Being influenced by the greats of the modern Irish singer/songwriting scene such as Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey, Tadhg’s writings often centre around social issues, however his lighthearted attitude and love for his hometown come through in many of his poems and songs. He has been praised for his ability to write empathically and shows an emotional intelligence beyond his years in his songs and poetry creating a sort of folk for the soul.
Having supported acts such as Glen Hansard in August 2017 and David Keenan in 2018, Tadhg’s work has not gone unnoticed. Having played venues such as Vicar Street and Whelan’s, stage craft is something Tadhg considers vital in his performances. Recently putting together The Council House to join him for live shows, his songs have discovered a new life with the band, maintaining the rawness of his solo performances but adding a more energy and beauty to the overall sound.
Tadhg discovered a love for spoken word poetry after joining ModWords - a collective of Waterford writers who work together to enhance and progress the local poetry scene. As a poet, he has performed alongside nationally recognised poets Emmet Kirwan, Sasha Terfous, Stephen James Smith and Natalya O’Flaherty. Indeed, he credits his development as a songwriter and poet to his time with ModWords and the support he received.
Residing in Dublin and studying history at Trinity College, Tadhg’s debut single ‘My Father’s Clouds’ was released on the 28th February 2020.
"'My Father's Clouds' firmly establishes the 21-year-old as one's of Ireland's most thrilling emerging songwriters" - Hot Press
“Tadhg Williams is the personification of kindness, he is giving in nature and this is reflected in his music and poetry. I’ve had the pleasure to see him develop as an empathic artist which is a wonderful sight. The future is his if he wants it. Lend him your ears!” - Stephen James Smith
“Tadhg Williams, a man with many artistic pots on the boil. He is a man on the path, walk on brother.” - David Keenan.