Is this the new sound of the Aran Islands?

Padraig O’Flaithearta – known as ‘Padraig Jack‘ – is a Galwegian, born and bred in the village of Kilronan on Inis Mór. 

Following his IT studies at NUI Galway, Padraig made the decision to focus on his music and the results to date have definitely been worth it! 

With as distinctive a voice as you are likely to hear anywhere, the Aran native has released a brand new single, entitled ‘Oíche Geal’.

Padraig Jack – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Harmonica
Pat Coyne – Guitar, Banjo
Steven Doherty – Piano, Pads, Bass

The song was penned by Padraig himself as an Irish language version of a song called ‘One Starry Night’ which Padraig learned from his father Barry Ronan who had previously picked it up from Sean Tyrrell of County Clare. It was recorded by Pat Coyne in Galway and the artwork on the single is an original piece contributed by a singer/songwriter well known to music fans in Galway – Pa Reidy who will also support Padraig at a gig in the Roisin Dubh on 8th February.

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Mark White (Editor)
A native of Dublin, Mark has slowly been moving West since 1997. Schooled at Gonzaga College and CBS Dun Laoghaire, he received his undergraduate degree in Software Engineering from Athlone Institute of Technology in 2002. Mark spent a number of years working as a C# Developer in the private sector before deciding to undertake a research masters in Information Technology at NUI Galway in 2010. His work resulted in a new algorithm to reduce energy consumption in virtualised data centres and has since been published. He fills his working days and nights writing software, taking photographs, coaching rugby, kayaking and editing Eye News.