Padraig Jack writes and sings songs on guitar and piano in Gaelic and English. He was born and raised 10 miles off the west coast of Ireland on the Aran islands.
Music and words are in his blood as his dad is bilingual songwriter Barry Ronan and he is the nephew on his mothers side of the Irish poet and Aosdána member Mary O’Malley. His music is influenced by his surroundings as much as it is by James Taylor, Van Morrison, Shane McGowan and The Eagles. Padraig Jack has appeared on RTE 1 Television, TG4, RTE Radio 1, Newstalk as well as many Irish and BBC regional radio stations. His Gaelic language songs are played almost daily on the national Irish language radio station RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta, Padraig has won second prize at the Pan Celtic National Song contest and his song ‘Minnie’ was shortlisted for the final of the Christie Hennessy song contest. He has also received numerous Gradaim NÓS Award nominations (incl. Song and Artist of the year). Padraig will release his debut album ‘Making Sand’ on Good Deeds Records in the spring of 2020 which was recorded with producer John Reynolds (Sinead O’Connor, Brian Eno, Damien Dempsey). The lead single ‘Minnie’ was released in October 2019.