Padraig Jack releases his new debut album Making Sand on the 25th of September, after its original April release date was postponed. The current single ‘Minnie’ was released in the UK last October to excellent reviews and lots of airplay, with BBC Radio Leeds saying that it’s an ‘absolutely lovely song…Padraig is going on to great things’, BBC West Midlands saying Padraig has a ‘beautiful voice’, and Boogaloo Radio commenting that it’s a ‘stunning track…can’t wait for more’.
Padraig composed the song on a stormy winter night in Aran a few years ago. It was the first song he recorded with legendary music producer John Reynolds (Sinéad O’Connor, Damien Dempsey, Shane McGowan) who went on to produce Padraig’s album.
Padraig Jack is from a musical family from the Aran Islands, ten miles off the west coast of Ireland. His dad is bilingual songwriter Barry Ronan and he is the nephew of the Irish poet and Aosdána member Mary O’Malley. Like his father, Padraig is proudly bilingual and writes music in both Irish and English. With influences ranging from James Taylor and The Eagles to Van Morrison and Shane McGowan, Padraig appreciates strong songwriting with a distinct point of view.
Although playing live is usually a huge part of Padraig’s career, he has had to postpone tours in the UK, Ireland, Germany and France in recent months (no prizes for guessing what the cause of that is!). However in October and November he will be playing with Damien Dempsey at five dates around the country (see below), as well as a couple of solo gigs including this ‘hometown’ show in the Roisin Dubh.
Due to Covid19 measures, this event is seated. Tickets are sold per table. There are tables of 4 available for this event.